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Best Fisheries Technology Schools in the Philippines


As an archipelago, the Philippines is surrounded by numerous bodies of water which are undeniably a good source of income through fishing. The maintenance of these aquatic environments is primarily the job of a Fisheries Technologist.

Fisheries Technologist

In the Philippines, Fisheries Technologists execute the following main tasks, among others:

  • Facilitate the implementation of processes involving fisheries;
  • Build and manage aquatic equipment such as fish pens;
  • Plan and implement actions which allow for increases in the efficiency of fisheries, such as increasing hatching rates.

These responsibilities of a Fisheries Technologist make them valuable in the utilization, management, and sustainability of aquatic resources in the Philippines.

Fisheries Technologist Licensure Examination

The Fisheries Technologist Licensure Examination in the country is conducted once every year, usually in October. To be qualified as a test-taker, one must meet the following criteria:

  1. A Filipino Citizen;
  2. A graduate of a Fisheries Education course from a school recognized by the Philippines;
  3. A citizen of good moral character.

If the job piques your interest and you are considering to be a Registered Fisheries Technologist in the future, take note that the topics below are some of the ones included in the Fisheries Technologist Licensure Examination:

  • Farming of Aquatic Resources
  • Inland and Capture Fisheries
  • Post-Harvest Fisheries and the Technologies Used in Processing of Fish
  • Biology of Both Marine and Aquatic Life
  • Management of Resources in Fishing Businesses, Especially

To pass the Fisheries Technologist Board Exam, the examinee must have an overall score of 75% while scoring at least 60% in all of the five subtests. If the 75% overall score is attained but not the 60% score per subtest, the taker can have a removal exam for the subtests where he or she scored lower than 60%.

Best Fisheries Technologist Schools in the Philippines

You probably want to know which schools produce the highest number of graduates who pass the Fisheries Technologist board exam, right? Well, look no further for here they are.

The following data were compiled from previous Fisheries Technologist Licensure Examination to find out the schools with the highest Fisheries Technologist Board Exam passing rates. Hope you find this information useful!

Schools ranked by Fisheries Technologist Board Exam Passing Rates

RankSchoolPassing RateNumber of PassersTotal Number of Takers
1University of the Philippines Visayas, Miagao97%208213
2Mindanao State University - Naawan, Naawan73%4156
3Central Luzon State University, Science City of Munoz71%92129
4Mindanao State University - Gensan, General Santos City63%91144
5Mindanao State University - Main Campus, Marawi City59%4474
6Iloilo State University of Science and Technology - Main Campus, Barotac Nuevo58%4272
6Western Philippines University - Puerto Princesa, Puerto Princesa City58%4068
7Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology, Malita50%918
8Pangasinan State University in Binmaley, Binmaley46%49106
9University of Southern Mindanao, Kabacan45%920
10Bicol University - Tabaco, Tabaco City42%68159
11Mariano Marcos State University - Main, Batac City40%1332
11Surigao del Sur State University - Tago Campus, Tago40%410
12University of Antique - Tibiao, Tibiao38%513
12Samar State University, Catbalogan City38%513
13Romblon State University - San Agustin Campus, San Agustin37%616
14Cagayan State University - Aparri Campus, Aparri36%47130
15Mindanao State University - Maguindanao, Datu Odin Sinsuat35%1542
15Mindanao State University - Tawi-Tawi, Bongao35%617
16University of Eastern Philippines, Catarman34%823
17Davao del Norte State College, Panabo City33%2163
17Southern Leyte State University - Bontoc Campus, Bontoc33%824
18Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University - South, Agoo32%2061
19Bohol Island State University - Calape Campus, Calape30%1136
19Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College - Narvacan Campus, Narvacan30%413
20Aklan State University - New Washington Campus, New Washington29%1241
21Laguna State Polytechnic University - Los Baños Campus, Los Banos28%1863
21Sorsogon State College - Magallanes Campus, Magallanes28%1760
21Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology - Bongabong, Bongabong28%1657
22Partido State University - Sagñay Campus, Sagñay26%726
22Isabela State University - Roxas Campus, Roxas26%623

Note: The table above only ranks the passing rates of First-time takers; repeaters are not included in the passing rate. All figures are based on the four (4) previous Fisheries Technologist Licensure Examination, specifically the ones held in October during the years 2012, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Information Source: PRC Philippines (www.prc.gov.ph)


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