With the advent of technological innovation where almost all information is available at our fingertips, creating an interactive digital platform out of a high-impact program to reach wider beneficiary sector is indispensable. Thus, the case of the National Stock Assessment Program (NSAP) Interactive Atlas Web Application, which was virtually launched for local and international use on Oct. 29, 2021.

The web app is anchored on the activities and results of NSAP created using modern web technologies to provide public information on the status of Philippine fisheries. It provides the latest available monitored landed catch data of the country that can be used by the industry, policymakers, researchers, students, fisherfolk and other stakeholders.

During the launch, a video tutorial was presented including a briefer on what NSAP is all about and the features of the web application. 

Present were the NSAP Regional Project Leaders, who have contributed significantly to the success of this program, the web app developer, and Mr. Noel C. Barut, the Father of NSAP.

The technology addresses the need for standardized information on regional catch data valuable for different stakeholders. It also vital for the R&D sector as it helps in developing pre-emptive mediation on resource assessment and management.

Managed by NFRDI and BFAR, the application is continuously being expanded to add more functionalities to its system; and maintained and improve for general public usage.

As of December 2021, the NSAP web app has 1,111 users from Asia, America, Europe, Oceania, and others. There are one hundred two (102) reports generated and downloaded using this application. (NAFlores)