IFUGAO FISHERY STATISTICS, Fourth Quarter, 2020

Reference Number: 

SR–2021–008

Release Date: 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
The Fishery production in Ifugao, as of the Fourth Quarter 2020 decreased by 20.0 percent compared to its total production in the same period a year ago. The decreased attributed to the closing and repair of irrigation canal for almost a year which is essential in fishpond operation. And lack of supply of quality tilapia fingerlings during the stocking and rearing particularly on Freshwater cage and Freshwater fishpond production. The produced dipped down to 611.87 metric tons from 764.83 metric tons, losing over 152.96 metric tons to its Fourth quarter 2019 total production.
 
Ifugao Fishery production dipped down by 20.0 percent
 
The province of Ifugao ranked number one in fishery production among the six provinces in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) as of the fourth quarter 2020. Despite the decreased in production, Ifugao still accounted 58.25 percent share or 611.87 metric tons to the region’s total production of 1,050.37 metric tons.
 
As shown in table 1, the production went down to 611.87 metric tons in the fourth quarter 2020 from 764.83 metric tons in the same period a year ago, showing 20.0 percent rate decreased. The closing and repair of Hapid Irrigation Canal lining affected the production and the lack of supply of quality tilapia fingerlings during the stocking and rearing. The effect of covid-19 pandemic also takes its toll in the production since operators cannot travel to other regions to acquire good quality tilapia fingerlings which resulted into a negative growth production in the province.
 
Table No. 1. Quarterly Fishery Production by Sub-sectors, Ifugao,
4th Quarter, 2020 – 2019
 
Sub-Sector Production (Metric Tons) %Change
Q4 2020 Q4-2019
Total Fishery Produced 611.87 764.83 (20.00)
Municipal 21.08 46.50 (54.67)
Inland 21.08 46.50 (54.67)
Aquaculture 590.79 718.33 (17.75)
Freshwater Fishpond 162.63 307.55 (47.2)
Freshwater Cage 428.16 410.78 4.06
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, FSD

Figure 1, illustrates the disaggregated variables or culture type comprising aquaculture sub-sector wherein Freshwater cage increased by 4.06 percent from 410.78 metric tons in 2019 fourth quarter to 428.16 metric tons in 2020 fourth quarter. However, Freshwater fishpond decreased by 47.12 percent from 307.55 metric tons in 2019 fourth quarter to 162.63 metric tons in 2020 fourth quarter.

On the Inland municipal fishery sector, it decreased by 54.67 percent from 46.50 metric tons in 2019 fourth quarter to 21.08 metric tons in 2020 fourth quarter. The limited fishing mandays by the respondents and scarcity of fish catch in the rivers or waterways resulted to low production in the province.

Table 2. Top Five Species in Inland Municipal Fishery Production,
Ifugao, 4th Quarter, 2020 - 2019 (In metric tons)
 
Name of Species Year
Q4-202 Q4-2019
Tilapia 10.10 22.58
Carp 3.11 4.40
Freshwater Goby (Biya) 2.28 4.30
Silver Perch (Ayungin) 2.90 7.30
Mudfish (Dalag) 0.0 0.0
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, FSD

 

Tilapia top the production in Inland Municipal Fishery

As we looked further in table 2, the top five species produced in the province for the fourth quarter of 2020 showed a production of 10.10 metric tons of tilapia from 22.58 metric tons in 2019 fourth quarter, posted a decrease of 55.27 percent; a production of 3.11 metric tons of carp from 4.40 metric tons in 2019, posted a decrease of 29.32 percent; a production of 2.28 metric tons of freshwater goby from 4.30 metric tons in 2019, posted a decrease of 46.98 percent; a production of 2.90 metric tons of silver perch from 7.30 metric tons in 2019, posted a decrease of 60.27 percent and a negative production of mudfish in 2020 and 2019 fourth quarter.

Ifugao produce almost 60 percent of CAR’s total fishery production
 
The province of Ifugao ranked number one on fishery production in CAR as of the fourth quarter of 2020 sharing 58.25 percent to the region’s total production. As shown in table 3, the province ranked number four (4) in tilapia production under the Inland Municipal Fishery sector sharing 21.08 metric tons or 8.31 percent to the region’s total production. However, Ifugao ranked number one in tilapia production under Freshwater fishpond with 162.63 metric tons or 50.56 percent share to the region’s total production. And the province also ranked number one in Freshwater cage with a total production of 428.16 metric tons or 90.16 percent share of the region’s total production, as illustrated in table 4.
 
Table 3. Inland Municipal Fisheries, Volume of Production by Geolocation,
Ifugao, 4th Quarter, 2020–2019 (In metric tons)
 
Region/Province Year
Type/Environment/Species Q4-2020 Q4-2019
Cordillera Administrative Region Inland Municipal Fisheries 253.79 296.82
Abra Inland Municipal Fisheries 87.91 77.95
Apayao Inland Municipal Fisheries 25.67 65.94
Benguet Inland Municipal Fisheries 16.22 13.11
Ifugao Inland Municipal Fisheries 21.08 46.50
Kalinga Inland Municipal Fisheries 101.25 92.00
Mt. Province Inland Municipal Fisheries 1.66 1.32
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, FSD

 

Table 4. Aquaculture, Volume of Production by Geolocation,
Ifugao, 4th Quarter, 2020 – 2019 (In metric tons)
Region/Province Year
Type/Environment/Species Q4-2020 Q4-2019
Cordillera Administrative Region Freshwater fishpond 321.68 448.95
Abra Freshwater fishpond 99.04 90.20
Apayao Freshwater fishpond 14.21 9.42
Benguet Freshwater fishpond 11.61 11.85
Ifugao Freshwater fishpond 162.63 307.55
Kalinga Freshwater fishpond 30.44 27.12
Mt. Province Freshwater fishpond 3.75 2.81
       
Abra Freshwater Cage 0.04 0.0
Apayao Freshwater Cage 0.06 0.85
Benguet Freshwater Cage 46.64 48.24
Ifugao Freshwater Cage 428.16 410.78
Kalinga Freshwater Cage 0.0 0.0
Mt. Province Freshwater Cage 0.0 0.39
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, FSD

 

As shown in figure 2, Fishery production in Ifugao for the 2020 fourth quarter was estimated to 611.87 metric tons. As for the distribution of its production by sub- sector, we can assumed that Freshwater cage contributed the bigger haul with almost 70.0 percent share or 428.16 metric tons, tailed behind is the Freshwater fishpond with 26.58 percent share or 162.63 metric tons. Meanwhile, Inland municipal fishery got the smaller contribution of the total haul with only 3.45 percent share or 21.08 metric tons to the whole production of the province.

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