Ifugao Special Release for 4th Quarter 2021 Fishery Statistics

Release Date: 

March 2022

 

IFUGAO FISHERY SITUATION

Fourth Quarter, 2021

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

The Fishery production in Ifugao, as of the 2021 Fourth Quarter increased by 30.5 percent compared to its total production in the same period a year ago. The increased attributed to the abundant of water supply which is essential in fishpond operation. The acquisition of quality tilapia fingerlings jacked up the production during the stocking and rearing particularly on Freshwater cage and Freshwater fishpond production. The produced increased to 880.10 metric tons from 611.87 metric tons, gaining over 268.23 metric tons to its 2020 Fourth Quarter total production.

Fishery production uptick by 30.5 percent

The Fishery production in Ifugao still ranked number one in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) as of the 4th quarter of 2021. Ifugao accounted for 66.95 percent or 880.10 metric tons of the region’s total produced of 1,314.48 metric tons

The produced went up to 880.10 metric tons in the 4th quarter of 2021 from 611.87 metric tons in the same period a year ago, showing 30.5 percent rate increased, as shown in table 1. The abundant water supply which was essential in the fishpond operation and easing of Covid-19 protocols allowed the fishpond operators to look outside the province of a quality tilapia fingerlings for the stocking and rearing which was contributed big in the increased of production, thus resulted into a positive growth production in the province.

Table 1. Quarterly Fishery Production by Sub-sectors, Ifugao, 4th Quarter, 2021 – 2020

Sub-sector Production (metric tons) %change
Q4 - 2021 Q4 – 2020
Total Fishery Produced 880.10 611.87 30.5
Municipal 19.71 21.08 (6.5)
Inland 19.71 21.08 (6.5)
Aquaculture 860.39 590.79 31.3
Freshwater Fishpond 244.91 162.63 33.6
Freshwater cage 615.48 428.16 30.4

Source: PSA, Fisheries Statistics Division

 

 

Figure 1, illustrates the disaggregated variables or culture type comprising aquaculture sub-sector wherein Freshwater fishpond increased by 33.6 percent or 244.91 metric tons in the 4th quarter 2021 compared to 162.63 metric tons in the same  period  last  year.  Likewise, Freshwater cage also increased by 30.4 percent or 615.48 metric tons in the 4th quarter 2021 from 428.16 metric tons in the same period a year ago.

It also noted a decreased in Inland Municipal Fishery production. This may be due to limited fishing mandays due to pandemic, climate change and poor breeding areas in rivers and in waterways.

 

Figure 1, Quarterly Fishery Production by Sub-sectors, Ifugao, 4th Quarter, 2021-2020 (In metric tons)

 

Source: PSA, Fisheries Statistics Division

 

Fishery Production by Province

In Table 2, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) generated an estimated 1,314.48 metric tons of Fish catched and produced in the region for the 4th quarter of 2021.

Ifugao gathered 880.10 metric tons, the highest in the region, trailed by Abra with 203.46 metric tons and Kalinga with 136.32 metric tons while Mountain Province recorded the least produced with 8.12 metric tons.

Table 2. Inland Municipal Fishery and Aquaculture, Volume of Production by Geo-location, CAR, 4th Quarter, 2021 – 2020 (In metric tons)

Region/Province Year

Type/Environment/

Species

Q4-2021 Q4-2020

Cordillera

Administrative Region

Inland Municipal Fisheries 256.22 253.79
Abra Inland Municipal Fisheries 101.31 87.91
Apayao Inland Municipal Fisheries 13.33 25.67
Benguet Inland Municipal Fisheries 17.49 16.22
Ifugao Inland Municipal Fisheries 19.71 21.08
Kalinga Inland Municipal Fisheries 102.62 101.25
Mt. Province Inland Municipal Fisheries 1.76 1.66

Cordillera

Administrative Region

Freshwater fishpond 412.55 321.68
Abra Freshwater fishpond 102.15 99.04
Apayao Freshwater fishpond 12.43 14.21
Benguet Freshwater fishpond 13.01 11.61
Ifugao Freshwater fishpond 244.91 162.63
Kalinga Freshwater fishpond 33.70 30.44
Mt. Province Freshwater fishpond 6.36 3.75

Cordillera

Administrative Region

Freshwater cage 645.71 474.90
Abra Freshwater cage 0.04 0.04
Apayao Freshwater cage 0.07 0.06
Benguet Freshwater cage 30.12 46.64
Ifugao Freshwater cage 615.48 428.16
Kalinga Freshwater cage 0.0 0.0
Mt. Province Freshwater cage 0.0 0.0

Source: PSA, Fisheries Statistics Division

 

Sixty seven percent of CAR produce is from Ifugao

Of the six provinces in CAR, Ifugao ranked number one in Fishery production as of the 4th quarter of 2021 sharing 66.95 percent of the region’s total produced or 880.10 metric tons.

It is noted that the province ranked number one in tilapia production under Freshwater cage and Freshwater fishpond sharing 46.82 percent or 615.48 metric tons and 18.63 percent or 224.91 metric tons of the region’s total produced, respectively.

However, the province is ranked number four (4) in tilapia production under the Inland Municipal Fishery sector sharing 9.88 percent or 9.10 metric tons of the region’s total produced of 92.14 metric tons.

 

Table 3. Top Five Species in Inland Municipal Fishery Production, Ifugao, 4th Quarter, 2021 - 2020 (In metric tons)

 

Name of Species Year
Q4-2021 Q4-2020
Carp 3.11 3.11
Catfish (Hito) 0.41 0
Freshwater Goby (Biya) 2.23 2.28
Silver Perch (Ayungin) 1.70 2.90
Tilapia 9.10 10.10

Source: PSA, Fisheries Statistics Division

 

Tilapia top the production in Inland Municipal Fishery

Of the top five species produced in the province, Tilapia topped the production in the 4th quarter of 2021 in which recorded a production of 9.10 metric tons from 10.10 metric tons in the 4th quarter of 2020, posted a decrease of 9.9 percent.

A production of 3.11 metric tons of Carp from the same amount of produced in the 4th quarter last year. A production of 2.23 metric tons of Freshwater Goby, posted a decreased of 2.19 percent. And a production of 1.70 metric tons of Silver Perch, posted a decreased of 41.38 percent.

 

Value of Production escalate to 19 percent

The total value of production escalated to almost twenty percent in the 4th quarter of 2021 as compared to the total value of production of the province in the same period a year ago, see table 4.

 

Table 4. Value of Quarterly Fishery Production by Sub-sectors, Ifugao, 4th Quarter, 2021 – 2020

 

 

Sub-Sector Value in Pesos (in thousand) %change
Q4-2021 Q4-2020
Total Fishery Produced 75,330.70 61,052.42 19.0
Municipal 1,589.09 1,686.56 (5.8)
Inland 1,589.09 1,686.56 (5..8)
Aquaculture 73,741.61 59,365.86 19.5
Freshwater Fishpond 22,041.54 16,228.95 26.4
Freshwater Cage 51,700.07 43,136.91 16.6

Source: PSA, Fisheries Statistics Division

For the sub-sector of Aquaculture, Fresh water Fishpond increased by 26.4 percent in the 4th quarter of 2021 or Php 22,041,540 million as compared to Php 16,228,950 million in the same quarter of 2020.

Freshwater Cage also increased by 16.6 percent or P 51,700,070 million as compared to Php 43,136,910 million in 2020 4th quarter.

 

Table 5. Value of Inland Municipal Fishery Production, by Type of Species, Ifugao, 4th Quarter, 2021 – 2020

 

 

Name of Species Value in Pesos (in thousand) %change
Q4-2021 Q4-2020
Total  1,589.09 1,686.56 (5.8)
Carp 213.50 248.80 (14.2)
Catfish (Hito) 45.36 0 100
Freshwater Goby (Biya) 237.12 213.00 10.2
Silver Perch (Ayungin) 127.50 282.26 (54.8)
Tilapia 728.27 808.00 (9.9)
Other fishes 0 134.50 (100)
Freshwater Shirmps 204.00 0 100
Freshwater clams 33.34 0 100

Source: PSA, Fisheries Statistics Division

On the other hand, Inland Municipal Fishery sector decreased in the 4th quarter of 2021 by 5.8 percent or Php 1,589,090 million as compared to Php 1,686,560 million in the 4th quarter 2020, see table 5.

Source: PSA, Fisheries Statistics Division

Of the 880.10 metric tons Fishery production in Ifugao for the 4th quarter of 2021, Freshwater Cage recorded the lofty haul of almost 70.0 percent of the province total produced with 615.48 metric tons

On the other hand, Freshwater Fishpond contributed 27.83 percent or 244.91 metric tons, and Inland Municipal Fisheries contributed a measly 2.24 percent only or 19.71 metric tons, as shown in figure 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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