ISSF: Small-scale Fishery Profile - Visayan Sea Small Pelagics, Philippines

SSF Profile

Visayan Sea Small Pelagics, Philippines | 2017
Fishery name Visayan Sea Small Pelagics, Philippines
SSF Defined? Yes
SSF Definition (if applicable)
Data time frame 2017
Contributor a_sobrevega ( )
Contribution date 04/11/2019
Geographic Scope
Sub-national Visayan Sea Fishing ground Philippines
Main Characteristics
Name Value Units
SSF type(s): Commercial
Ecosystem type(s): Marine
Ecosystem detailed type(s): Beach
Coral reef
Term(s) used to refer to SSF:
Main gear type(s): Falling gear (cast nets)
Gillnets and entangling nets
Gleaning (collected by hand)
Hooks and lines
Lift nets
Poisons and explosives
Recreational fishing gear
Seine nets
Surrounding nets
Main SSF vessel type(s): Outrigger craft
Average length of SSF vessel: 4 Metres
Typical engine size (HP): 16 Horsepower
Typical number of crew: 2 Crew members
Number of day fishing per year: 120 Days per year fishing
Total number of SS fishers: 81176 Fishers
Percent of SS fishers full-time: 70 Percent
Percent of SS fishers women: 5 Percent
Total number of households in the location: Households
Percent of households participating in SSF: Percent
Percent of household income from SSF (harvest and post-harvest: Percent
Post-harvest activity(ies) in the location: Processing (cooking, drying, salting, smoking, etc.)
Percent of women in post-harvest: Percent
Percent of children in post-harvest: Percent
Percent of total income or GDP in the location coming from SSF: Percent
Other non-fishing livelihood activities SS fishing people participate in: Farming/cultivation (rice, cassava, corn, vegetables, etc.)
Animal/livestock husbandry
Tourism-related activities
Wage/hired labour
SSF market and distribution channel(s):
Number of years SSF have existed in the location:
How are SS fishers regarded by other members of society?
Is fishing considered (by SS fishers) an occupation of last resort? Somewhat
Governance mode(s) in SSF: Co-management/co-governance
Top-down/hierarchical governance
Property rights held by SS fishers: Individual
Access held by SS fishers: Not secured
Key rules, regulations, instruments and measures used to manage SSF: License/permit
Seasonal closure
Gear restriction
Vessel restriction
Marine protected areas
Major concerns/issues affecting SSF (which make them vulnerable or threaten their viability: Ecosystem health (resource/environmental degradation, bycatch, destructive fishing practices, etc.)
Social justice (access, rights, fairness, equity, displacement, power, etc.)
Livelihoods (viability, wellbeing, health, etc.)
Food security (availability, accessibility, safety, etc.)
Markets (access, price, monopoly, etc.)
Climate/environmental changes
Land-based pollution, coastal erosion
Poor governance (lack of accountability, transparency, rules of law, etc.)
Stakeholder conflicts (between different resource users and interest groups, including conservation and tourism)

Common species name: Blue swimming crabs     Scientific/Latin species name: Portunus sp.    Landings (t): None
Common species name: Mackerels     Scientific/Latin species name: Decapterus sp    Landings (t): None
Common species name: Sardines     Scientific/Latin species name: Sardinella sp    Landings (t): None
Rare Philippines Type: Support organization Scope: National
Oceana Philippines Type: Support organization Scope: National
Fish Right Program Type: Support organization Scope: National
National Fisheries Reform Type: Support organization Scope: National
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Type: State/government department Scope: National
Zoological Society of London Type: Support organization Scope: Global
External links
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