During the first quarter of 2019, the total volume of fisheries production was registered at 1.01 million metric tons. It posted an increase of 0.9 percent from its previous year’s level of 1.00 million metric tons. Commercial and municipal fisheries subsectors both displayed positive growth rates while decline in production was noted in aquaculture.
Of the seven major species, roundscad and skipjack showed improvements in output by 36.2 and
The volume of production from commercial fisheries was estimated at 218.98 thousand metric tons, which grew by
Output from municipal fisheries was recorded at 269.46 million metric tons during the quarter which increased by
Harvests from aquaculture farms reached 526.05 thousand metric tons during the period. The volume was
ROSALINDA P. BAUTISTA
Sectoral Statistics Office