Fisheries Minister Patrick Basa said the rise in production has increased employment for locals where the canneries are operating from.
Under the scheme, the NFA makes a rebate to canneries who process more than US$400 per metric ton of fish.
Over the last three months, there has been an increase.
“Increase in production means increase in labour force so it’s good for our citizens, giving opportunities to work,” said Minister Basa.
Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, Charles Abel, said it was encouraging to see the rise in production in some companies.