In these trying times, we’ve seen no industry as indispensable as that of agriculture and fisheries. We can do away with many things deemed “necessary” pre-pandemic, but food will always be the barest essential. ISCOF recognizes the significance of our fisherfolks and strives to uplift their lives through its mission. We concur it is imperative that we protect our seas and the treasures it provides us. Let us not forget that we also need to look after those who make a living out of them. Story by G. Bautista, art enhanced by DC Dormitorio, ctto.