FISH production in the country went down to negative 2.1 percent for the third quarter, or from July up to September this year.
According to a study done by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), fish production was only about over 900,000 metric tons, which is lower by one million metric tons from last year.
The lower fish production was seen in commercial, marine municipal fisheries, and aquaculture.
On the other hand, there was a slight increase in fish production in inland municipal fisheries.
Among the types of fish that experienced lower production were tambakol, alimasag, tulingan, yellow fin tuna, bisugo, sapsap, galunggong, and skipjack or gulyasan.
(PHOTO CREDIT: da.gov.ph)