NAPC workers involved in a multi-agency project to create community fish landing centers (CFLC) joined a mainstreaming and operational planning workshop initiated by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) held on 6-8 March 2018.
While more than 50% of the targeted 725 CFLCs have been completed and ready for operation, few are operational. The workshop was held to mainstream the Community Fish Landing Center operation, complete the CLFC Operation and Management Manual, and bridge fisherfolk organizations to government programs that may help in CFLC operations.
Aside from NAPC, workers from the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, and Departments of Trade and Industry, Labor and Employment, and Social Work and Community Development, and representatives of fisherfolk organizations joined the training.
Main inputs from the training included community fish landing center operations, based on the CFLC Operations and Management Manual.
CLFC Focal Point for Luzon Island Miss April Dianne Torres presented the CFLC Project updates and milestones as of March 2018.
CFLC Focal Point of Visayas Island John Niel Benedicto presented the initial draft of CFLC Operation Management Guidelines.
NAPC was represented by its CFLC Project Monitoring Team: Diane Mauritz Zapata, April Dianne Torres, John Niel Benedicto, Joan Balangatan, Marianne Lim, Christina Gatche, Favian Magallanes, Bejay Absin, and Kristopher Asares.