Fisheries Situation Report, April to June 2022

Release Date: 07 September 2022

The total fisheries production during the second quarter of 2022 reached 1.21 million metric tons. It went up by 5.6 percent from the 1.15 million metric tons output in 2021. Increases in production during the quarter were traced from aquaculture, commercial and marine municipal fisheries, while inland fisheries reported a drop in production. (Figure 1 and Table 1)

Commercial fisheries output was at 276.00 thousand metric tons during the quarter. It showed a 1.4 percent increase from the previous year’s same quarter record of 272.10 thousand metric tons. The subsector’s output comprised 22.7 percent of the total fisheries production. (Figure 2 and Table 1)

Total unloadings in municipal landing centers was estimated at 281.24 thousand metric tons during the quarter. This  was 14.2 percent higher than the second quarter 2021 level of 246.28 thousand metric tons. The subsector constituted 23.2 percent of the total fisheries output. (Figure 3 and Table 1)

       

Inland municipal fisheries production diminished by -19.7 percent during the quarter. Inland municipal fisheries production was recorded at 36.61 thousand metric tons, which is lower than its production of 45.57 thousand metric tons in the previous year. Inland fisheries recorded the least share to total fisheries at 3.0 percent. (Figure 4 and Table 1)

 

Total harvests from aquaculture farms was registered at 619.46 thousand metric tons. It posted a 5.8 percent improvement from 585.48 thousand metric tons in the same quarter in 2021. Aquaculture subsector had the biggest share of 51.1 percent to the total fisheries production. (Figure 5 and Table 1)

 

Of the 20 major species, production increments were mainly attributed to bigeye tuna (tambakol/bariles, 46.7%), squid (pusit, 37.0%), fimbriated sardines (tunsoy, 36.1%), yellowfin tuna (tambakol/bariles, 23.6%), seaweed (21.2%), and grouper (lapu-lapu, 20.8%). (Table 2)

On the other hand, significant declines were noted in tiger prawn (sugpo, -30.8%), blue crab (alimasag, -28.5%), frigate tuna (tulingan, -21.9%), and mudcrab (alimango, -20.9%). (Table 2)

 

 

   

 

 

DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
Undersecretary
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General

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