The levelling off meeting with the different stakeholders in the fisheries sector was held last April 18, 2023 at the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) – Provincial Fisheries Office, Cardona, Rizal through the initiative of Rizal Provincial Agriculture Office.

Stakeholders from concerned agencies handling statistical data-gathering activities in the province were invited to join the undertaking.

Among the agencies who participated were officers and representatives from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management Council, and Philippine Statistics Authority – Rizal spearheaded by Chief Statistical Specialist Yra B. Sibug.

The conduct of the said meeting primarily aimed to level off fisheries data collection/ validation among concerned agencies in Rizal province. It was an opportunity to create a unified understanding of the nuances on objectives, concepts, and of how data are being gathered and processed geared towards data harmonization.