Fisheries Situation Report, July- September 2017

July 2017 to September 2017

Fisheries

During the third quarter of 2017, the the total volume of production for fisheries was estimated estimated at 971 thousand metric tons. The volume was 3.89 percent less than he same quarter of previous year. ar. Decreases were noted on commercial and municipal fisheries while aquaculture subsector displayed increment. The species that contributed to the decline in production were roundscad (-3.94%), milkfish (-0.73%) and tilapia (-0.23%).

Commercial

Commercial fisheries output dropped by dropped by 14.27 percent. It was brought about by the limited limited fishing trips due to available stocks of canned sardines sardines in Zamboanga Peninsula canneries and numerous weather disturbances that prevailed in the country country during the quarter.

Municipal

Municipal fisheries production went ent down by 0.68 percent during the quarter. Of its its volume, 84.83 percent were unloaded in fish landing centers and the remaining accounted from catch of inland fishing households.Weather disturbances disturbances and strict implementation of fishery laws slowed down the growth of production particularly in Western Visayas.

Aquaculture

Harvests from aquaculture was recorded at 456 thousand metric tons and slightly increased by 0.32 percent during the quarter. Seaweed output grew by 18.52 percent in Tawi-Tawi due to increase in area planted as a result of favorable weather conditions in Bicol Region, dispersal of seaweed planting materials by BFAR was reported.