Guimaras' fish yield continues to decline
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Guimaras' fish production continued to decrease in the third quarter of the years 2016-2018 mainly due to diminishing catch in municipal fishing with 88.89 percent of the province's top fish species posting lower yield in the 3rd quarter of 2018, according to data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Top fish species with decreased production that pulled down the total output of municipal fishery sub-sector include: Fimbriated sardines or "Tunsoy" (-14.85%); Cavalla or "Talakitok" (-6.44%); Siganid or "Samaral" (-35.41%); Spanish mackerel or "Tanigue" (-7.70%); Blue crab or "Alimasag"(-17.14%); Round herring or "Tulis" (-31.53%); Hairtail or "Espada" (-9.33%); and Goatfish or "Saramulyete" (-25.63%). Among the top nine species of fish catch in the municipal fishing, only anchovies, locally known as "dilis," posted increasing trend from 2016 Q3 to 2018 Q3 at an average increment of 7.05 percent. The rest of the top fish species displayed decreasing trend in the same quarter of the years 2016-2018.
Guimaras' fish yield continues to decline. (2019, May 9). Guimaras' fish yield continues to decline. Daily Guardian, p. 7.
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