Ilocos Region contributes 3.66 percent of fisheries production
Ilocos Region contributed 3.66 percent to the 1,213,313.18 metric tons fisheries production in the country. It ranked 9th place among the highest regions in terms of volume of production.
Fisheries production increases by 0.55 percent
The overall fisheries production in the Ilocos Region recorded 44,465.58 metric tons in second quarter 2022. This was higher by 10.20 percent from the 40,348.90 metric tons produced in second quarter 2021 (Table 1).
Pangasinan contributes 77.91 percent of the region’s production
Pangasinan contributed the majority of the region’s fisheries production in second quarter 2022 with 77.91 percent share. The overall volume
of production of the province was 34,644.80 metric tons. This was followed by La Union with a share of 13.28 percent or an output of 5,906.53 metric tons. Meanwhile, Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte shared 5.85 percent and 2.96 percent, respectively, to the total fisheries production in the region.
Commercial fisheries in the region has the highest increment in terms of production
By subsector, the total output of commercial fisheries registered the highest growth rate in second quarter 2022 at 45.80 percent from the 1,007.32 metric tons in second quarter 2021 to 1,468.70 metric tons in second quarter 2022. Commercial fishing contributed 3.30 percent share to the total fisheries production in the region.
Municipal fisheries production registered an output of 6,639.73 metric tons in second quarter 2022. This is higher by 10.29 percent from the 6,020.35 metric tons in second quarter 2021 and has 14.93 percent share to the total fisheries production in the region.
Aquaculture fisheries production recorded 36,357.15 metric tons in second quarter 2022, an increase of 9.11 percent from the 33,321.23 metric tons in the same quarter of 2021. It has a contribution of 81.77 percent to the total volume of the region’s fisheries production.
Milkfish has the highest production in the region of 23,729.92 metric tons
The top five species contributing to the total fisheries production of the Ilocos Region were milkfish, tilapia, roundscad, squid, and grouper.
Milkfish had the biggest production with 23,729.92 metric tons or 53.37 percent of the total volume of fisheries production in second quarter 2022. It increased by 5.01 percent from the 22,597.59 metric tons output in second quarter 2021. Meanwhile, production of tilapia in the region was recorded at 10,230.32 metric tons. It went down by 0.17 percent from 10,247.29 metric tons in the same quarter of 2021.
Production of roundscad was estimated at 1,881.71 metric tons, higher than the 794.61 metric tons in second quarter 2021, and contributed 4.23 percent to the region’s production. Squid output also grew by 50.56 percent with a production at 1,246.79 metric tons and share of 2.80 percent. Meanwhile, production on grouper was 851.35 metric tons with a share of 1.91 percent.
SGD. ATTY. SHEILA O. DE GUZMAN
Regional Director, RSSO I