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What is BOATR?

The National Program for Municipal Fishing Vessels and Gears Registration dubbed as "BoatR" is a follow through of the FishR program.

It is designed to enhance, fast-track and complete the nationwide registration of municipal fishing vessels three (3) gross tons and below and municipal fishing gears as required under EO No. 305 s. 2004 and Sec. 19 of RA 10654 (formerly RA 8550) or the Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998.

  • Program Objectives:
    • Develop and promote a simplified and standardized national registration system for BoatR
    • Get the support of all coastal municipalities and cities to use the standardized registration system and to integrate with and regularly update the BoatR System
    • Use the data in the Boat Registry, to design fisheries management and biodiversity conservation measures

  • Why establish and maintain a Fisherfolk Registry?
    • To protect preferential rights of subsistence fisherfolk
    • To establish realible information on fishing vessels and gears relevant to the fisherfolk's welfare and to fisheries and coastal conservation
    • To efficiently deliver government programs and benefits to targeted beneficiaries
    • To strengthen tenure and livelihood security
    • To have immediate access to government assistance packages


Province Registered Boat Registered Gear
Apayao 11 0
Benguet 63 10
Ifugao 228 2
Kalinga 6 0
TOTAL 308 12
Office Address
Easter Road, Guisad, Baguio City, 2600 Benguet , Philippines

Telephone | Fax Numbers
(074) 443 6716 - Office of the Regional Director
(074) 445 8499 - Office of the Assistant Regional Director
(074) 422 2508 - Fisheries Management, Regulatory & Enforcement Division
(074) 422 2506 - Fisheries Post-Harvest and Marketing Section
(074) 620 3995 - Regional Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Section

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