A SAMMACA fisherfolk leader, attests that Vergara’s shrimp culture started its operation in 1986, but was only able to secure the necessary foreshore and fishpond permits from pertinent agencies around October, 2005.
Any gender-specific information about the investment and its impacts
Comment on gender-related info
Around 3,000 fishing families were affected as a result of mangrove destruction, many of which are women fisherfolks who use the mangroves to extract seashells and shrimps for household consumption. Most of the fishworkers employed in the JLV Shrimp Farm are men, and most of the work is seasonal, meaning it is not a regular source of income.
Import of error check - Coordinator's overview comment: Issue with size. Review (see comments)
Import of error check - Reviewer's overview comment: Cannot confirm the data in column E with the given source of verification. See "öfficial" registered size in column E.
Import of other remarks regarding the investment: Local fisherfolks association "conducted dialogues with the local government of Calatagan, held protests, and filed a case to halt the further development and expansion of Vergara’s aquaculture operation."