January to December 2019
In 2019, fisheries production improved by 1.5 percent. Total volume of production was estimated at 4,421.22 thousand metric tons, higher than the 4,356.87 thousand metric tons reported a year ago. Of the three subsectors, outputs from municipal fisheries and aquaculture went up by 1.5 percent and 2.3 percent, respectively. Meanwhile, commercial fisheries production registered a decline of 0.7 percent.
By species, the major contributors to the increase were seaweed (1.5%), milkfish (3.7%), tilapia (0.03%), skipjack (5.2%), roundscad (11.8%), yellowfin tuna (3.9%) and tiger prawn (2.5%). All of them displayed production increments from their 2018 level of production.