Fisheries Situationer, January – March 2017

January 2017 to March 2017

Fisheries

Commercial

In SOCCSKSARGEN, increase in number of fishing trips due to the abundance of fish in the fishing ground especially big-eyed scad, roundscad, bigeye tuna, skipjack, frigate tuna and yellowfin tuna brought about by the opening of Pocket 1 in the high seas starting March 2017. Thus, resulted to more catch of most species.

Municipal

More fish catch and uloadings in Davao Region particularly in Davao Sur which was attributed in increased fishing activities due to additional distrbutions of 20 boats (monitorized and non-monitorized) per coastal barangays in the initiative of Local Government Unit and BFAR to assist fishermen who depend largely on fishing.

Aquaculture

In Eastern Visayas, seaweed farms in Leyte were not affected by ice-ice disease thus, increased number of operations that managed to harvest twice during the quarter. More harvests from newly opened marine cages in Samar and Southern Leyte.