The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is currently conducting the 2017 Updating of List of Aquaculture Farms from October 2017 up to November 2017.
The PSA Negros Occidental Provincial Statistical Office hired 1 team supervisor and 4 enumerators and visits the 29 sample Cities/Municipalities for updating. The sample list of aquaculture farms for updating is based on three (3) sources, namely; Aquaculture Farms Inventory (AqFI), 2012 Census of Agriculture and Fisheries (CAF), and BFAR List of Aquafarms.
The 2017 ULAF is a nationwide activity that aims to update the Integrated List of Aquaculture Farms which is used as sampling frame for surveys of aquaculture subsector.
Specifically, the ULAF intends to generate sampling frame for quarterly surveys on aquaculture. Information to be gathered includes culture system, management system, area and/or volume of aquaculture farm, species cultured and location of the aquaculture farm.
The PSA appeals to the public, especially aquaculture operators, to cooperate and support the conduct of this survey. The Office also assures that all information gathered shall be kept strictly confidential and cannot be used for taxation, investigation or law enforcement purposes provided under RA 10625.