FIRMED program in
The program established Coral Reef Network in 2007 covering three (3) barangays. Women Managed Area (WMA) was also established in 2007 covering mangrove forest in barangay Tomaligues and managed by women fishers.
Tinambakan Fisherfolk Federation formed in order to strengthen their ranks in the campaign against intrusion of commercial fishing boats and other concerns towards sustainable fisheries and marine resources undertaken to improve fishery management plan, corresponding ordinance and implementing guideline.
In 2001, FIRMED program expanded in 6 barangays of the municipality of Almagro. Thirteen (13) POs were formed and were eventually federated at the municipal level with the name Almagro Fisherfolk Federation. The organization implemented barangay and municipal level fisheries management plan and ordinance or resolution.
In 2009 the program in Samar Sea was ended. Community-based coastal resource management is now being continued by the 2 municipal fisherfolk federations in partnership with the local government in Calbayog and Almagro.