Coalition of Municipal Fisherfolks Association

Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing causes financial losses and decline in fish catches, harms biodiversity, and facilitates transnational crime and threatening human security. The Coalition of Municipal Fisherfolk Associations (COMFAS) was formed by fishers’ organizations to tackle illegalities and degradation of natural resources. COMFAS works closely with the Xavier Agriculture Extension Service Foundation Inc. and mobilizes support from the Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation, AsiaDHRAA and local governments for its coastal conservation mangrove reforestation activities.