The purpose of the meeting was to revalidate the first draft of developed fisheries vulnerability tools before the conductance of workshop on mainstreaming of vulnerability assessment in their area this year.
Fish ACT focal research assistant, Melchor R. Jacinto, presented the component 2 framework of the study and the results of the interviews conducted last November 7-13, 2012 at Tuna landing sites of General Santos. The researchers discussed the detailed background of the project; introduced the fisheries vulnerability assessment tool which includes the matrix (scoring system), percent weight based on the degree of importance, vulnerability category, and the questionnaire itself; and quantified the values in the matrix.
Lastly, NSAP encoder Alex Lagmay Jr. said that the meeting was very interactive and the discussion was very good. Further, he suggested that there should also be a questionnaire for private sectors (stakeholders/businesses).