Fisheries Situation Report, July to September 2019

July 2019 to September 2019

Fisheries

The total fisheries production was estimated at 990.14 thousand metric tons during the third quarter of 2019. It posted an increment of 1.8 percent from its previous year’s level of 972.71 thousand metric tons.  

Milkfish, skipjack and seaweed were the major species that displayed improvements in output by 13.1, 11.4 and 4.8 percent, respectively, compared with their level the same period a year ago. On the other hand, species that exhibited decrease in production were roundscad (7.5%), tilapia (6.0%), tiger prawn (6.9%) and yellowfin tuna (5.4%).

 

Commercial

Commercial fisheries production of 231.39 thousand metric tons went down by 0.5 percent from 232.59 thousand metric tons during the same quarter in 2018.  The subsector comprised of 23.4 percent of the total fisheries output.

Municipal

Output from municipal fisheries was recorded at 264.64 thousand metric tons during the quarter, which was 3.2 percent lower than the previous year’s production of 273.26 thousand metric tons.  Of its total volume, 85.6 percent came from unloadings in municipal fish landing centers while the rest were catch from inland bodies of water.  Municipal fisheries contributed 26.7 percent to the total fisheries production.

Aquaculture

By subsector, harvests from aquaculture farms reached 494.10 thousand metric tons during the period.  It registered an increase of 5.8 percent from its previous year’s level of 466.86 thousand metric tons. The subsector took the largest share of 49.9 percent of the total fisheries production.