Samahan ng Maliliit na Mangingisda sa San Antonio (SAMASA)

                                                    
Name of Organization: San Antonio, Naujan, Oriental Mindoro
Address: San Antonio, Naujan, Oriental Mindoro
Head and Contact details: -
Name of Enterprise: -
Type of Registration: DOLE
Year established/registered: -
No of families: -
No of members: -
Livelihood activities of members:

beach forest nursery

     

Relevant training attended:

 Site assessment

Social preparation

Pre-implementation workshop

Area management 

Technical training – beach forest nursery

Organizational assets/capital:

Assistance extended by the Project:

BDFE continuity planning 

Orientation and sensitization on BDFE

BDFE plan validation

Engagement of key stakeholders

Low value grant application

Brief description of the livelihood:

Samahan ng Maliliit na Mangingisda sa San Antonio (SAMASA) recently implemented a grant from Conservation International (CI) Philippines on establishing a mangrove nursery. SAMASA with its 55 members represents over 10% of the residents in the barangay (~529 residents in 2016 census) and most of the fishers with boats. 

The area is also strategically located for mainstreaming the mangrove conservation and MPA development work in Oriental Mindoro because it serves as a pilot site to the long-term monitoring work for national carbon research of Dr. Severino Salmo III, which is supported by CI-Philippines and other organizations. In the future, when a blue carbon market is established in the Philippines, Brgy. San Antonio could be among the first to reap substantial economic benefits for conserving the vast mangrove forest area (~150 hectares) around the community through carbon credits. In the meantime, short- and medium-term benefits of conservation and wise of natural resources should be demonstrated through successful community-based biodiversity-friendly enterprises (BDFEs).

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