Fishery Profile

Fishing Grounds

  • Babuyan Channel
  • Balintang Channel
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Cagayan River and Tributaries

Fish Production, MT (2010)

  • Aquaculture – 3,992.44
  • Municipal/Commercial – 44,677.70

Major Fisheries Commodities

  • Tuna, hairtail, salmon, snappers, scad, slipmouth, blue marlin, shrimps, squid, mackerel, sardines, mullet, herring, lobster, goby, tilapia,ludong, oyster, bangus, crabs, and other species of crustaceans.

Area Developed for Aquaculture

  • Freshwater - 5,793 hectares
  • Brackishwater - 42,494 hectares
  • Other aquaculture activities - 91.04 hectares

Number of Fishpond Operators

  • Freshwater - 3,173
  • Brackishwater - 831

Number of Fish Cage Operators

  • Freshwater - 67
  • Brackishwater - 229

Area used for Fish Caging

  • Freshwater - 41,034 cu.m.
  • Brackishwater - 5,269 cu.m.

Municipal Fisheries (marine aquacapture)

  • Number of fisherfolks - 8,104
  • Number of fishing bancas - 2,219
    • Motorized - 1,847
    • Non-Motorized - 372
  • No. of operators - 2,219