The Fish Right Program
Fish Right is a partnership between the Government of the Philippines and the U.S. Agency for International Development to improve marine biodiversity and the fisheries sector in three key ecological areas. The program will be implemented by the Coastal Resources Center at the University of Rhode Island (URI) in collaboration with a team of core implementing partners, which were selected for their complementary expertise. This program was developed through a consultative process that involved all implementing partners as well as local stakeholders and government representatives.
NFR is one of the mentioned implementing partners of this program. NFR is serving as site focal organization for Visayan Sea. Five of its members who have been in Visayan Sea even before this project is directly involved in the project implementation at the community level. At the network level the project is being monitored with the other NFR members providing inputs and expertise. This project also helps NFR establish basis for policy work at the national level.
The Fish Right implementers in Visayan Sea are the following:
- Center for Empowerment and Resource Development, Inc. (CERD) – assigned in Masbate province
- Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM)- Negros – assigned in Negros Occidental province
- Sentro para sa Ikauunlad ng Katutubong Agham at Teknolohiya (SIKAT) – assigned in Capiz
- Tambuyog Development Center (TDC) – assigned in Northern Cebu province
- Zoological Society of London – Philippines (ZSL-PH) – assigned in Iloilo
Enhanced Participation and Resiliency of 23 Coastal Communities in Eastern and Northern Samar
The Enhanced Participation and Resiliency of 23 Coastal Communities in Eastern and Northern Samar is a project in partnership with the European Union. The project aims to increase disaster resilience of 23 coastal communities to the effects and impacts of disasters and climate change such as typhoons, extreme precipitation, water surges, sea level rise and sea surface temperature. With enhanced participation and resiliency, damages to livelihoods of men and women fishers will be reduced and will also enable them to access support to recover the losses resulting from the disaster/s and cushion their livelihoods from climate change impacts. The partner CSOs: NGOs and fishers’ organizations need to be members of the DRRM council at barangay and municipal level.
This project is implemented by NFR with the following members:
- Center for Empowerment and Resource Development, Inc. (CERD)
- Sentro para sa Ikauunlad ng Katutubong Agham at Teknolohiya (SIKAT)
- Zoological Society of London – Philippines (ZSL-PH)