To validate the collected data on capture fisheries and aquaculture using the Fisheries Vulnerability Assessment Tool or Fish Vool for Region 10, a focus group discussion was held on November 9-11, 2021, in the provinces of Misamis Occidental and Oriental, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, and Bukidnon.

Developed by NFRDI, Fish Vool is a simple and effective data collection tool for identifying areas that are highly vulnerable to climate change impacts. The vulnerability maps that will be generated in the activity for the capture fisheries and aquaculture sectors will serve as an integral input to the Value Chain Analysis of commodities and relevant commodity investment plans by concerned provinces of the country.

Among the locals who attended the activity were representatives from the Office of the Provincial Agriculture, Philippine Statistics Authority, National Stock Assessment Program, Provincial Fisheries Office, Academe, Local Stakeholders and Municipal Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council (GJCalderon).

For more information about Fish Vool, visit the Facebook page of Fish Vool project at www.facebook.com/FishVoolPH.

Read the latest Fish Vool research article published at The Philippine Journal of Fisheries at nfrdi.da.gov.ph/tpjf.

Focus Group Discussion with local stakeholders and representatives from various government agencies in Misamis Occidental