Guimaras fish production endures 15.17% cut back
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Data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority revealed that fish production in Guimaras province for the second quarter of 2018 decreased by 15.17 percent with an estimated output of 2,102.33 metric tons, lower than the production in the same quarter last at 2,478.24 metric tons. The reduction was noted in both municipal and aquaculture sub-sector due to wider zone covered by marine protected areas (MPAs) and strict implementation of the local government unit (LGU) against illegal fishing activities such as the use of active gears and spear fishing with compressors. Aquaculture harvest in Q2 2018 dropped by 18.91 percent which recorded production at 572.98 metric tons, lower than its 706.58 metric tons production in Q2 2017 due to scarcity of planting materials for seaweeds and limited fingerlings/fry of milkfish for stocking.
Guimaras fish production endures 15.17% cut back. (2018, November 27). The Daily Guardian, pp. 10, 12.
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