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Seven Non-Government Organizations, each specializing in fisheries as well as environmental and coastal resource management and conservation hosted a two-day orientation seminar from August 3-4, 2015 for community-based coastal resources management practitioners at the Institute of Social Order in Ateneo de Manila University Campus. The activity received funding support from OXFAM.

New staff and as well as expertsall over the country from NGOs namely, NGOs for Fisheries Reform, Institute of Social Order, Center for Empowerment and Resource Development, Tambuyog Development Center, HARIBON Foundation and Sentro para saIkauunlad ng KatutubongAgham at Teknolohiya came to this event to meet and greet, discuss, learn as well as exchange ideas and knowledgeon the current situation and issues in the field of fisheries as well as coastal resources management.

Topics discussed during this two-day learning session include Fisheries in the Climate Change Context by Dr. Jose Ingles, Fisheries Management by Vicente ‘Manny’Paterno, Community Based Coastal Resource Management by Mr. Al Bernarte and Ms. DinnahUmengan, Women in Fisheries by JovelynCleofe, Relief and Recovery in the Fisheries Sector by Ms. LaarniParaboles, as well as Technical Expertise on Coastal Community Socio-economic Profiling by Ms. Marie De la Rosa and Poverty Alleviation Strategy for Fisheries by the National Anti-Poverty Commission.

Article written by Mr. Christian Salamida