There are 509 registered fisher folks in the municipality where they are residing along the coastal barangay.    In the year 2008 and 2009 the Municipal Agriculturist Office (MA0) has conducted Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council (FARMC)  meetings in the nine coastal barangays. The MAO/Fishery Division conducted on the Orientation and Implementing Guidelines on the Creation of FARMC.

The Municipality has a continuing program on Coastal Resource Management (CRM) such as maintenance of the RANZO Fish Sanctuary in Barangay Ranzo.  Initial steps also being done for establishing additional fish sanctuary in Barangay Pili and Banilad  where the area has been assessed last September 8, 2009 which is now on the process of measurement and consultation in the barangay level. The MAO have maintained and rehabilitated mangroves areas.

Strict implementation of the Philippine Fishery Code of 1998 or R.A. 8550 meanwhile the Municipal Fishery Ordinance is now pending approval in the Sanggunian Bayan. Likewise, the strengthening the “BantayDagat” in every coastal barangay to protect their resources from further destruction of their barangay fishery resources from illegal fishers.

Municipal fishing is carried out by motorized and un-motorized fishing boats, with an average of fish catch per day per type of boats are 2 kilograms to l kilograms, respectively.  Commercial vessels on the other hand had an average 100 kgs. per day.

Fishpond Culture

  • Brackishwater Fisheries

Bangus (milkfish) or scientifically known as “Chanoschanos (Forskal) and  Sugpo (jumbo tiger shrimp) are the most common species of fish culture in the four harvesting seasons per year.  Around 79 hectares is devoted into the polyculture method of operation, averaging to 500 to 600 kilograms per hectare.   The source of their fry/fingerlingsare from the bangus/sugpo wild fry gatherers from Lumambayan, Wawa and Quinabigan coastal barangays.

  •  Freshwater Fisheries

At present there was already an increase of hectares in the freshwater areas. In the previous year there are only 9.34 hectares but at present there are hectares where tilapia is the main cultivated species and the average production is 3 metric tons/hectare/year.

Existing Fishing Grounds and Aquaculture Production, Year 2013

Fishing Grounds

Barangay

Production

Production Market

Volume

Value

Local

Export

Marine

         

   1. Sea

6 Coastal Barangays

244 Mt/yr

1.4 M

 

   2. Bay

N/A

       

   3. Gulf

N/A

       

Inland

         

   1. River

No data

       

   2. Lakes

N/A

       

   3. Marshed/Swamps

No data

       

   4. Fishpond/cages

3 Barangays

79.2 Mt/yr

7.9 M

 

Source: Municipal Agriculture Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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