BFAR to launch BoatR regiowide PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 11:35

In connection with the National Municipal Fisherfolk Registration (FishR) of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), a program orientation-launching of the National Program for Municipal Fishing Vessels and Gears Registration (BoatR) has been scheduled for February 2015 in the provinces of region 9.

The BoatR program aims to assist local government units (LGUs) to fast-track, enhance and complete the municipal registration of municipal fishing vessels three (3) gross tons and below and fishing gears as required under Executive Order No. 305 s. 2004 and Sec. 19 of the Fisheries Code of 1998. The BoatR represents the second level of technical support to LGUs following the year-long completion of the Municipal Fisherfolk Registration Program or FishR in December 2014.

The BFAR shall work with municipalities and cities to complete the registration in their respective areas using a simplified, standard form and the BoatR database system. Technical support shall also be provided to facilitate the registration process which includes the conduct of trainings for admeasurements, technical documentation of fishing gears and the provision of LGU-customized forms, and IEC materials, among others.

The registration information provided by the LGUs in the BoatR shall be utilized by the BFAR as basis for providing technical, livelihood and other assistance programs to fisherfolk communities and in implementing ecosystems-based approach to fisheries management.

The BoatR Program shall be implemented over a one year period, commencing in January 2015 and completed by end of December 2015.