Fisheries Situation in MIMAROPA
January to March 2020
MIMAROPA CONTRIBUTES 4.2 PERCENT TO THE COUNTRY’S TOTAL FISH PRODUCTION IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2020
In the first quarter of 2020, the total volume of fish production in MIMAROPA Region was estimated at 41,455 metric tons. This translates to a share of 4.2 percent in the overall fish production of the country.
Figure 1. Volume of Fish Production by Province, MIMAROPA:
Volume of fish production in the region improved by 3.9 percent
Total volume of fish production in the region of 41,455 metric tons in January to March 2020 was 3.9 percent or 1,544 metric tons higher compared to 39,911 metric tons of fish produced during the same quarter in 2019. Among provinces in the region, Palawan got the largest share of 79.2 percent on the regional production of fish for the first quarter of 2020, which translates to 32,831 metric tons of fish. Occidental Mindoro followed with 3,077 metric tons or 7.4 percent share to the regional production.
Figure 2. Volume and Value of Production and
Percentage Share by Province: January-March 2020
Value of fish production in the region expanded by 7.6 percent
During the first quarter of 2020, total value of production in the region amounted to Php 2.67 billion, an increase of 7.6 percent from Php 2.48 billion during the first quarter of the previous year. Palawan contributed Php 1.81 billion or 67.8 percent on the total value of fish production in the MIMAROPA region. It was followed by Occidental Mindoro with 10.2 percent share or Php 0.27 billion to the regional production.
Marine Municipal Fisheries had 60.4 percent in the regional volume of production
In terms of volume of production by subsector in the region, the Marine Municipal fishing constituted 60.4 percent or 25,037 metric tons of the region’s total fish production in January-March 2020. This was 6.4 percent higher than its production of 23,538 metric tons in 2019. Aquaculture followed with 24.6 percent or 10,207 metric tons and Commercial fishing with 14.0 percent or 5,811 metric tons. Meanwhile, Inland Municipal fishing had the least contribution of 1.0 percent or 400 metric tons of fish produced in the regional fish production.
Figure 3. Percentage Distribution of Volume and Value of Production
by Subsector: January-March 2020