There are only small-scale industries operating in the Province of Tawi-Tawi, particularly in Bongao. They are the following:
- Existing Industries (Source: DTI Tawi-Tawi)
- Fish Drying
Although no data is available on the actual volume, it is estimated that 30 % of total fish production is processed into dried fish. This particular industry is flourishing in Bongao as agents coming from ZamboangaCity, PagadianCity and other nearby cities buy dried fish in volume.
Beside seaweed farming among farmers of some coastal barangays, Bongao is also trading point of seaweed and other marine products such as abalone; sea cucumber etc. Seaweed farmers from the rest of the province of Tawi-Tawi bring their produce to Bongao where wholesale traders are basically based.
- Furniture Making Industry
Although basically classified as a cottage industry, furniture making id fast flourishing and has a potential of private funding assistance, local furniture makers have access to good wood materials that can be procured from nearby municipality of Languyan and Panglima Sugala.