Typhoon Haiyan – Rehabilitating the fisheries sector

Jun 2015

When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on 8 November 2013, 73 percent of coastal communities were severely affected and approximately two-thirds of small-scale fishers lost their productive assets.

The loss of livelihoods resulting from the typhoon had far-reaching effects on the overall quality of life of Filipino fishers, particularly for women who play an important role in the post-harvest processing of fish. More than one year on, and with support from the United Kingdom, the fisheries sector is bouncing back with more sustainable fisheries management practices.