Monday July 23, 2018

Fish yield in Northern Mindanao down by 2.7%

FISH production in Northern Mindanao continues to decline, reaching only 32,719 metric tons in the first quarter of 2018, a 2.7 percent reduction from the yearago level of 33,640 metric tons.

According to the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda)-Northern Mindanao, the decline was noted across all sectors - commercial, municipal fishing, and aquaculture.

Among the three sectors, commercial fishery posted the largest decrease at 3.9 percent to 8,600 metric tons from 8,947 metric tons in the same period of 2017.

Neda-Northern Mindanao said the sector experienced negative yield due to weather disturbances resulting in less fishing activities during the quarter as well as because of the dry docking of some fishing boats for repair and maintenance.SEE MORE