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Deal #494

Location #1

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Coordinates
Location
Tanagan, Calatagan, Philippinen

Latitude
13.818684732398964
Longitude
120.65984380051464
Facility name
JLV Shrimp Farm
Target country
Philippines
Location description
coastal area
Area in operation
Comment on location
Barangay Tanagan, Calatagan, Batangas Spatial data derived from the Mapathon 2020.

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2010-01-01] 12
[2019-11-30] 13.10
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2020, current] 79
Comment on land area
Coastal land Area in operation derived from the Mapathon 2020.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
[2020, current] Livestock (79 ha)
Comment on intention of investment
Shrimp Farm

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2005-01-01] Concluded (Contract signed)
[2019-11-30] Contract expired
Comment on negotiation status
Contract was renewed every 2 years. Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) records does not show JLV as registered as of July 31, 2020

Implementation status

Implementation status
[1986-01-01] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
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. The contract has expired last Nov 2019 but it is unclear whether the company halted its operations or not.

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Contract #1

Contract date
2005-01-01
Contract expiration date
2019-11-30
Comment on contract
looking at BFAR (government) records, it seems the contract lasts for 2 years and then the company renews for another 2 years.

Operating company

Operating company

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2011-01-01
Comment on data source
Highly extractive fishing activities and privatization of foreshore lands: Impact on the everyday lives of municipal fisherfolks by Dennis F. Calvan and Jay Martin S. Ablola

Data source #2

Data source type
Government sources
File
Date
2011-01-01
Comment on data source
Saved file here is not readable. Tried to access URL on Aug 20, 2020 but it is not accessible anymore. (Glaiza)

Data source #3

Data source type
Government sources
File
Comment on data source
Tried to access on Aug 20, 2020 but URL is not accessible anymore. (Glaiza)

Data source #4

Data source type
Government sources
File

Data source #5

Data source type
Government sources
Publication title
Registered Aquaculture Farms as of April 30m 2019
Date
2019-04-30

Data source #6

Data source type
Government sources
File
Publication title
Registered Aquaculture Farms as of 31 July 2020
Date
2020-07-31
Comment on data source
JLV is not listed as registered as of July 31, 2020

How did the community react?

Comment on community reaction
Residents were said to be in favor of the development of the ponds because of the prospect of alternative medium-term jobs to supplement income from traditional fishing, especially during the properties development stage.

Negative impacts for local communities

Negative impacts for local communities
Environmental degradation
Socio-economic
Comment on negative impacts for local communities
the project destroyed natural mangrove forests in the area and affected livelihoods of fisherfolk families in Tanagan

Presence of organizations and actions taken (e.g. farmer organizations, NGOs, etc.)

Presence of organizations and actions taken (e.g. farmer organizations, NGOs, etc.)
Samahan ng mga Maliliit na Mangingisda sa Calatagan (SAMMACA, Organization of Small Fisherfolks in Calatagan)

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture
Hunting/Gathering
Forestry
Other
Comment on former land use
Forestry here means as a Mangrove Forest; collection area for seashells and shrimps for consumption and livelihood

Former land cover

Former land cover
Forest land
Other land (e.g. developed land – specify in comment field)
Comment on former land cover
Mangrove Forest

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Livestock area
[2020] Shrimp (79 ha)
Comment on livestock
Area in operation derived from the Mapathon 2020.

Overall comment

Overall comment
Contract expired on Nov 30, 2019 but I could not find a data source indicating that the operation stopped.

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