Last April, 2022, the Triple Impact Assessment for Fisheries Project was conducted in Maite, Siquijor. This project is part of the SEAS the Future Project funded by the Coral Triangle Project of KFW, in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). The CCEF team, together with WCS, conducted a Triple-Impact Fishery Improvement Project Assessment of small pelagic fisheries in Maite, San Juan, Siquijor. This project aims to have basic information about the fisheries, interested stakeholders, and to understand their level of environmental and social awareness.The Triple-Impact Assessment is based on three factors; Environment, Social, and Financial Resource Assessment.
The 2-day interview was conducted in April 6 to 7 with the different fisherfolk groups in Maite, Siquijor including the Maite Resources Development Association (MRDA), an association established in 2009 that helps small-scale fishers and women lead MPA towards fisheries, the Maite Fisherfolk Organization (MAFIA) and other small fisherfolks who don’t belong to an organization.
The interviewee’s answers and responses will help the team design plans and develop programs to help improve coastal and fisheries management on the island of Siquijor.