ISSF: Small-scale Fishery Profile - Iloilo River Fishery, Iloilo City, Panay Island, Philippines

SSF Profile

Iloilo River Fishery, Iloilo City, Panay Island, Philippines | 2019
Fishery name Iloilo River Fishery, Iloilo City, Panay Island, Philippines
SSF Defined? Yes
SSF Definition (if applicable) Municipal fishery that use boats not more than 3 tons; using non-motorized boats
Data time frame 2019
Contributor gemcastillo ( )
Contribution date 04/15/2019
Geographic Scope
Local Iloilo ( None) Urban less developed Philippines
Main Characteristics
Name Value Units
SSF type(s): Commercial
Ecosystem type(s): Marine
Ecosystem detailed type(s): Estuary
Term(s) used to refer to SSF: Small-boat
Main gear type(s): Falling gear (cast nets)
Gillnets and entangling nets
Hooks and lines
Main SSF vessel type(s): Raft
(Dugout) canoe
Row boat
Average length of SSF vessel: 3 Metres
Typical engine size (HP): Horsepower
Typical number of crew: 2 Crew members
Number of day fishing per year: 150 Days per year fishing
Total number of SS fishers: 225 Fishers
Percent of SS fishers full-time: Percent
Percent of SS fishers women: 20 Percent
Total number of households in the location: 500 Households
Percent of households participating in SSF: 25 Percent
Percent of household income from SSF (harvest and post-harvest: 60 Percent
Post-harvest activity(ies) in the location: Processing (cooking, drying, salting, smoking, etc.)
Percent of women in post-harvest: 70 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: Animal/livestock husbandry
Small trade
Small trade
Small own-business
Wage/hired labour
SSF market and distribution channel(s): Retained for household consumption and given to family/friends - 20 Percent
Sold in local markets - 80 Percent
Number of years SSF have existed in the location: 51 to 100 years
How are SS fishers regarded by other members of society? Poorly (fishers are not at all recognized for their contributions to the society)
Is fishing considered (by SS fishers) an occupation of last resort? No
Governance mode(s) in SSF: Top-down/hierarchical governance
Property rights held by SS fishers: None
Access held by SS fishers: Not secured
Key rules, regulations, instruments and measures used to manage SSF: Area closure
Gear restriction
Vessel restriction
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.)
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)
Other: Urbanization and reclamation; "The Esplanade"!!!

Common species name: Snapper     Scientific/Latin species name: Lutjanus spp.    Landings (t): None
Common species name: Tilapia     Scientific/Latin species name: Tilapia nilotica    Landings (t): None
Common species name: Rabbit fish     Scientific/Latin species name: Siganus spp.    Landings (t): None
Common species name: Blue swimming crab     Scientific/Latin species name: Portunus spp.    Landings (t): None
Common species name: Milk fish     Scientific/Latin species name: Chanos chanos    Landings (t): None
Common species name: Mud crab     Scientific/Latin species name: Scylla spp.    Landings (t): None
Common species name: Shrimp     Scientific/Latin species name: Penaeus spp.    Landings (t): None
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