International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research


ISSN: 2456-7248

Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2020)

The fish folks of southern Cebu: Fishing for survival

Author(s): Lloyd Matthew C Derasin, Marvin S Canque, Lloyd Vincent C Derasin
Abstract: The study explored the lived experiences of fishermen in the southern province of Cebu. The study used the phenomenological method. The informants of the study were the ten fishermen residing in the different parts of Cebu Province which were selected using the purposive sampling method. The researcher was the main Research Instrument and data was gathered using the interview method and observation. The themes of the study were (1) poverty (2) money matters, (3) lop-sided income, (4) resiliency, (5) optimism, (6) education, (7) competing with big fishing vessels, (8) lack of support from the government and (9) Vulnerability, moreover the study has yielded that fishing is one of the poorest sector of the community and for years they are victims of the lack of a concrete government program to alleviate their poverty. However, they have a strong belief that by letting their children finish their school, their poverty will be alleviated.
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