Fisheries Situation in Caraga: 2020-2021

Reference Number: 

2022-012

Date Released: 

June 1, 2022

 

Fisheries production in Caraga dropped by 7.6 percent
 
 
The fisheries production in the region dropped by 7.6 percent or about 5,040.1 metric tons from 66,601.7 metric tons in 2020 to 61,561.6 metric tons in 2021. The region’s decrease in production was mainly attributed to the output reduction of the municipal fisheries subsector by 8.4 percent. From its fisheries production of 42,866.2 metric tons in 2020, it recorded 39,281.0 metric tons of fisheries production in 2021. Further, the aquaculture subsector also showed a decrease of 7.8 percent from 14,945.0 metric tons in 2020 to 13,783.7 metric tons in 2021 while the commercial subsector declined by 3.3 percent from 8,790.5 metric tons in 2020 to 8,496.9 metric tons in 2021.
(See Figure 1 and Table 1)
 
 
 
Source: Fisheries Statistics Division, PSA
Figure 1. Fisheries Volume of Production, Caraga: 2020-2021 (in metric tons)
 
 
Table 1. Fisheries Volume of Production, by Sub-sector, Caraga: 2020-2021 (in metric tons)
 
 
Highest fisheries production recorded in Surigao del Sur
 
 
Figure 2 shows the total volume of fisheries production in the provinces of Caraga for the year 2021.
 
 
Surigao del Sur contributed 41.7 percent in the region’s total fisheries production with 25,644.6 metric tons in 2021. Surigao del Norte which is the second top producing province recorded 32.1 percent or a total production of 19,750.0 metric tons in 2021. Agusan del Norte and Dinagat Islands ranked third and fourth with 11,268.9 metric tons and 4,137.3 metric tons, respectively. On the other hand, Agusan del Sur recorded 760.8 metric tons of fisheries production in 2021.
 
 
Source: Fisheries Statistics Division, PSA
Figure 2. Fisheries Volume of Production by Province, Caraga: 2021 (in metric tons)
 
 
 
Across all species, seaweed recorded the highest production with 6,862.0 metric tons or 11.1 percent of the total fisheries production in 2021. However, its production declined by 24.7 percent from 9,116.9 metric tons in 2020. Bali sardinella (Tamban) production also declined by 11.6 percent from 4,070.6 metric tons in 2020 to 3,599.1 metric tons in 2021. Moreover, yellowfin tuna production decreased by 9.2 percent from 3,915.2 metric tons in 2020 to 3,554.4 metric tons in 2021.
 
 
Meanwhile, milkfish production increased by 11.8 percent from 4,870.7 metric tons in 2020 to 5,445.7 metric tons in 2021. Skipjack (Gulyasan) production also expanded by 10.6 percent from 3,794.9 metric tons in 2020 to 4,196.2 metric tons in 2021.
(See figure 3)
 
 
 
Source: Fisheries Statistics Division, PSA
Figure 3. Top Five Species in Fisheries Production, Caraga: 2020-2021 (in metric tons)
 
 
 
STATISTICAL TABLES
 
 
Table 1. Fisheries Volume of Production by Species, Caraga: 2020-2021
 

 

Table 1. Fisheries Volume of Production by Species, Caraga: 2020-2021 (Continued)

 

 

Table 2. Fisheries Volume of Production (in metric tons), by Province, Caraga: 2020-2021

 

TECHNICAL NOTES
 
 
The Fisheries Production Survey of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is divided into four (4) major fisheries surveys. These are the Quarterly Commercial Fisheries Survey (QCFS), Quarterly Municipal Fisheries Survey (QMFS), Quarterly Inland Fisheries Survey (QIFS) and Quarterly Aquaculture Survey (QAqS). The commercial and municipal fisheries surveys aim to provide quarterly data on volume and value of fish production by species, by region and by province. The aquaculture surveys are intended to generate quarterly data on volume and value of cultured species by environment, by type of aquafarm, by region and by province.
 
The survey on commercial fisheries production covered 57 provinces and cities. For municipal fisheries and aquaculture surveys 81 provinces and cities were covered.
 
 
Fisheries – all activities relating to the act or business of fishing, culturing, preserving, processing, marketing, developing, conserving, and managing aquatic resources and the fishery areas including the privilege to fish or take aquatic resources thereof (RA 8550).
 
 
Commercial Fisheries - covers fishing operations that make use of boats of more than three (3) gross tons.
 
 
Marine Municipal Fisheries - covers fishing operations carried out without the use of boat or the use of a boat of three (3) gross tons or less
 
 
 
Inland Fisheries - refers to the catching of fish, crustaceans, mollusks and all other aquatic animals and plants in inland water like lakes, rivers, dams, marshes, etc.
 
 
Aquaculture - covers operations involving all forms of raising and culturing fish and other fishery species in marine, brackish, and freshwater under controlled conditions
 
 
Explanatory Notes
 
1. Unless otherwise indicated, year refers to calendar year.
2. As a rule, figures from source publications were copied to the extent possible. In some instances, however, figures were rounded-off or combined.
3. Figures may not add up to the totals due to rounding-off.
 
 
 
 
 
Approved by:
 
 
 
 
(Sgd)ROSALINDA C. APURA, DM
Regional Director, PSA-RSSO XIII
Telephone number: (085) 225-5219 / Telefax No.: (085) 815 – 4935

 

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