2008 Annual Survey of Philippine Business and Industry (ASPBI) - Fishing Sector (Total employment of 20 and Over) : Preliminary Results

Reference Number: 2010
Release Date: 13 August 2010

Number of Establishments
The 2008 Annual Survey of Philippine Business Industry covered a total
of 136 fishing establishments with total employment of 20 and over in
operation in the country. Most of these establishments were engaged in the
following industries:

  • Ocean and coastal fishing, 92 establishments (67.6%)
  • Operation of fish farms and nurseries, 20 establishments (14.7%)
  • Prawn culture, 13 establishments (9.6%)

(Figure 1 shows the distribution of fishing establishments with total
employment of 20 and over by industry group.)

Employment
Fishing establishments with total employment of 20 and over reported a
total of 17,277 workers in 2008. Bulk of the workers were employed in the
following industries:

  • Ocean and coastal fishing, 14,306 workers (82.8%)
  • Operation of fish farms and nurseries 1,214 workers (7.0%)
  • Pearl culture and pearl shell gathering with 907 workers (5.2%)

(Figure 2 shows the distribution of employment for fishing establishments with
total employment of 20 and over by industry group.)

Value of Output

In terms of value of output, fishing establishments with total employment
of 20 and over generated a total of PhP12.7 billion in 2008. The leading
industries are :

  • Ocean and coastal fishing with output value of PhP10.2 billion(80.2%)
  • Operation of fish farms and nurseries, PhP1.3 billion (10.3%)
  • Prawn culture, PhP0.7 billion (5.2%)

(Figure 3 shows the percentage distribution of value of output for fishing
establishment with total employment of 20 and over by industry group.)

Gross Addition to Fixed Assets
Gross addition to fixed assets of fishing establishments with total
employment of 20 and over reached PhP360.6 million in 2008. The industries
with the highest gross addition to fixed assets are :

  • Ocean and coastal fishing, PhP220.7 million (61.2%)
  • Operation of fish farms and nurseries, PhP68.8 million (19.1%)
  • Prawn culture with output value of PhP47.4 million (13.2%)

(Figure 4 shows the distribution of gross addition to fixed assets for fishing
establishments with total employment of 20 and over by industry group.)

Note: s  suppressed data to avoid disclosure of individual establishment’s data
Source: 2008 Annual Survey of Philippine Business and Industry (Preliminary Results)
National Statistics Office

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