The BFAR 4A in collaboration with NFRDI embarks on another project as they commence the workshop and focus group discussion on “Data Validation on Capture Fisheries and Aquaculture Sectors using Fisheries Vulnerability Assessment Tool” or FishVool, on September 2-3, 2020.

As an accessible information contributor, FishVool aims to develop and offer a simple and effective data collection tool for identifying areas that are highly vulnerable to climate change impacts.

The two-day program tackled Philippine Climate Change and Fisheries, Application of Fisheries Vulnerability, and Presentation of Vulnerability Maps by the Resource Speakers where he high-lighted that climate change can be defied with good adaptive capacity thru prepared plans, providing materials and infrastructures; how to be climate resilient; how to lower sensitivity or the degree to which a system is affected in response to climate change; and develop science related activities for data gathering.

The workshop was done thru the social media platform Google Meet at their respective venues of the provinces composed of Provincial Fisheries Office (PFO), Local Government Units (LGUs), Fisheries Production and Support Services Division (FPSSD), National Stock Assessment Program (NSAP), University of Rizal System (URS)-Cardona, and Laguna State Polytechnic University (LSPU)-Los Baños.

The program and workshop were led by Scientist II and BFAR AMIA Focal Person, Mudjekeewis Santos, Ph.D. with Regional Director BFAR 4A, Sammy Malvas; Acting Executive Director NFRDI, Dr. Lilian Garcia; Science Research Specialist I, Gilda Joannah Calderon; Science Documentation Officer II, Sherwin Santos; and PFO-CALABARZON and University professors as program participants.