International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Call for Papers | Open Access | Double Blind Peer Reviewed

ISSN: 2319-7064

Downloads: 190 | Views: 199

Research Paper | Food Science | Philippines | Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019

Socio-Demographic Profile and Handling Practices of Flying Fish Fishers: Policy Implication

Lenimfa P. Molina | Eunice S. Daluddung | Loryn G. Amog

Abstract: This paper attempts to benchmark information on the handling practices employed by flying fish fishers which could affect the quality of the fish as well as to identify the different species of flying fish in Sta Ana, Cagayan. A descriptive survey with Focus Group Discussion was used. The results of the study showed that respondents have a mean age of 41, most of them were married, finished high school, and earned their income in flying fish fishing with a household size of 5-6 members. On the fishing background, most of the fishers have their own boats and nets; fishing gear used is gill net and respondents are fishing for 5-10 years. The peak months are February to May with a volume catch of 81 kilos while the lean months were November to January with 5-10 kilos per fishing operation with a price of 20-50 and 50-70 pesos respectively. On fishing practices, most of the fishers start fishing from 5-6 am. Duration of the longest fishing trip is 3-4 hours. Catch during the peak months is sold at a very low price, processed into other products and sometimes given for free. On post-harvest handling, the fishers use cracked ice while on board to preserve their catch. They also use 1: 1 ratio of seawater, as an alternate mode of preservation. Their catch is used for human consumption sold to middlemen and dried. There were nine species of flying fish caught within municipal waters of Sta Ana, Cagayan.

Keywords: Flying fish, descriptive survey, practices, fishers

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019,

Pages: 60 - 65

How to Download this Article?

Type Your Email Address below to Download the Article PDF

How to Cite this Article?

Lenimfa P. Molina, Eunice S. Daluddung, Loryn G. Amog, "Socio-Demographic Profile and Handling Practices of Flying Fish Fishers: Policy Implication", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019, pp. 60-65,

Similar Articles with Keyword 'descriptive survey'

Downloads: 65

Research Paper, Food Science, Tanzania, Volume 7 Issue 6, June 2018

Pages: 514 - 518

Food Safety and Sanitary Conditions among Food Vendors in Higher Learning Institutions: A Case of the Institute of Rural Development Planning (IRDP) Dodoma

Mafuru Solomi | Juma [90] | Peter Elia Mosha | Emmanuel Simon Mwang'onda

Share this Article

Downloads: 100

Research Paper, Food Science, Nigeria, Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019

Pages: 1734 - 1742

Availability and Utilization of Breastfeeding Information by Nursing Mothers in Onitsha Metropolis, Anambra State, Nigeria

Chukwuji [3] | Charles Nwabueze | Umeji | Ebele Celestina

Share this Article