Fish are brought to the town market where waiting buyers/vendors buy them at an agreed price for resale to the public. - - The status of disadvantaged women in small-scale fishing community: FPA/PHI/916/ FPA. The improvement of the status of disadvantaged women in small-scale fishing communities. Women in Filipino fishing villages play an important part in marketing the catch brought in by their men folk. In Luciente, a fishing village in Pangasinan province, women help unload the catch from the bancas, motorized fishing boats used in the open sea, then they sort, weigh and take the fish to market.