Overfishing is suspected at Honda Bay, Palawan. Four commercially important species were analyzed for size and maturity to determine whether the suspicion is true. Preliminary results indicate Sardinella melanura to be predominantly mature. Less than 1% are juveniles. All are also above the FAO listed average size. A dominant proportion, 36% of Leiognathus daura, 84% of Caranx ignobilis, and 60% of Nemipterus hexodon, removed by fishermen are juveniles. Leiognathus daura and Nemipterus hexodon are not undersized, Caranx ignobilis is. These results represent the first quarter of an on-going annual survey.