(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 09 December 2022) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 610 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (7.4°N, 131.8°E). Shear Line affecting Northern Luzon. Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due Trough of LPA. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. Light to moderate winds coming from Northeast to Northwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas / (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

PSA conducts Q4 fisheries surveys

BUTUAN CITY -- The Fisheries Surveys for the Fourth Quarter of 2021 has already started on Sunday, November 22, until the 26th of the same month. The surveys, conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), aim to generate the quarterly volume and value on commercial fisheries, marine municipal fisheries, inland fisheries and aquaculture production by species at the national, regional and provincial level.


The statistics generated through the conduct of these surveys will serve as input to compilation of national accounts, researches and studies, estimation of performance of agriculture, policy-making and program implementation.


The hired statistical researchers (SRs) are trained prior to field operation to ensure that the procedures and concepts are uniformly understood. They will visit the sample fish landing centers for commercial and municipal fisheries as well as selected sample aqua farm operators and inland fishing households.

In view of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, social distancing and wearing of protective gears will be strictly followed by the SRs and field supervisors in the interview with the respondents. In case face-to-face interview is not possible, SRs and field supervisors are advised to obtain the contact numbers or email addresses of the respondents as alternative ways of contacting the respondents.

All data and information collected by the hired SRs from sample fishermen shall be kept strictly confidential and shall not be used for purposes of taxation, investigation or regulation as provided under Article 55 of RA 10625. (PSA-RSSO XIII/PIA-Caraga)