United Fisherman’s Association of Capinahan (UFAC)

Name of Organization: United Fisherman’s Association of Capinahan (UFAC)
Address: Brgy Capinahan, Bais City, Negros Oriental
Head and Contact details: Henrieto Bacang; +63 926 576 5393
Name of Enterprise: -
Type of Registration: DOLE
Year established/registered: 2018
No of families: -
No of members: 10 female; 59 male = 69 members
Livelihood activities of members:

Ecotourism services (snorkeling; mangrove boardwalk; boat service)

Relevant training attended:

Business plan review
Orientation on ecotourism
Basic Life Support
Basic tourist guiding

Organizational assets/capital:

Mangrove boardwalk

Assistance extended by the Project:

Business planning updating
Business planning validation
BDFE continuity planning
Orientation and sensitization on BDFE
BDFE plan validation
Engagement of key stakeholders
Application for business permit
Application for PO bank account
Low value grant application

Brief description of the livelihood:

UFAC will apply for Green Fins membership and follow the protocol on snorkeling as stated in its code of conduct. Green Fins encourages and empowers its members to act to reduce the pressures on coral reefs by offering enterprises practical and low-cost alternative to harmful practices as well as providing strategic support and resources. They will explore certification as Green Fins site once the association has generated sufficient profits from BDFE.

Lastly, the ecotourism enterprise of UFAC will allocate five percent of its net income to socio-economic activities and 25% will be apportioned to natural resource conservation efforts. This will complement financial resources provided by Bais City LGU and other NGOs in continuing inititatives to properly manage MPA and Talabong Mangrove Park.

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