Print ISSN: 0016-4139 Online ISSN: 2719-082X
The Fisheries, Coastal Resources and Livelihood (FishCORAL) project of the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) aimed to address the alarming poverty incidence of the fishing communities and provide protection and conservation of coastal resources. This study developed and implemented a web-based information system designed to serve as repository of resources and socio-economic assessments for Asid Gulf. The study used Rational Unified Process (RUP) methodology which utilizes open libraries, application programming interface (APIs) and Geographical Information system (GIS) tools. Information gathered from field surveys and community validation through project components are the primary basis in designing the system components. The developed system provided a wide-range of information in the interest of the fisheries and aquatic resources management. Some of the features include the updated socio-economic profile, aquatic ecology and habitat assessments, baselines of the primary water quality parameters for marine waters, updated fisheries industry profile and GIS maps of Asid gulf. Government agencies, local government units (LGUs), and partner institutions can use the information in terms of education, livelihood, agriculture and fisheries, health and crafting the coastal resource management plan. The implementation of the system is one of the government efforts to improve the governance capability through the development of internet-based technologies across all stakeholders and agencies for a more efficient operation which shall promote good governance and digital transformation to enhance the organization and intergovernmental coordination.