In Second Quarter of 2022, the total volume of fisheries production in Catanduanes was estimated at 882.64 metric tons. A decline of 10.61 percent from the second quarter of previous year’s record of 987.35 metric tons was observed in volume of production from commercial fisheries, municipal fisheries and aquaculture.
Commercial fisheries total output was estimated at 187.05 metric tons in second quarter of 2022, registering an increase of 477.31 percent from its record of 32.40 metric tons in second quarter a year ago. The subsector shared 21.19 percent to the total fisheries production in the province for second quarter of 2022.
Municipal fisheries recorded a slowdown in production by 27.50 percent in second quarter of 2022. During the year, the subsector had an estimated production of 689.58 metric tons from 951.14 metric tons in second quarter of 2021. Of this volume of production, 67.34 percent came from unloadings from marine municipal landing centers while the rest were caught from inland bodies of water. Municipal fisheries comprised 78.13 percent of the total fisheries production in the province for second quarter of 2022.
Harvest from aquaculture farms was recorded at 6.01 metric tons in second quarter of 2022. The production was 57.74 percent more than the 3.81 metric tons produced in second quarter a year ago. The subsector contributed 0.68 percent to the total fisheries production in the province for second quarter of 2022.
The fisheries survey of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) covers four major areas of fishing sectors and these are: commercial fisheries, marine municipal fisheries, inland municipal fisheries, and aquaculture fisheries. This survey is conducted quarterly in sample traditional landing centers in 57 provinces nationwide. All these fishery surveys are held quarterly across the province.
• Quarterly Commercial Fishery Survey (QCFS) – generates accurate and timely information on quarterly volume and value of fish unloaded at commercial fish landing centers. Data are gathered per species on a three month period. For the province, only one landing center is considered a commercial landing center and this is Pananaogan Fish Landing Area considered under traditional landing centers.
•Quarterly Municipal Fishery Survey (QMFS) - covers fishing operations within municipal waters using fishing vessels of three (3) gross tons or less, or fishing not requiring the use of fishing vessels. This survey is conducted quarterly to generate data on volume and value of fish unloaded at municipal fish landing centers by species. Data on unloading from PFDA, LGU and privately managed landing centers are gathered by POC Staff using a collection form prepared at the Central Office.
• Quarterly Inland Fishery Survey (QIFS) – gathers data on catch from rivers, lakes, swamps, creeks, dams, reservoirs and other bodies of water that are normally caught by households or members of households engaged in inland fishing. This survey is conducted quarterly covering four (4) major landing centers in the province with each at least ten (10) key informants per landing center. For the province of Catanduanes fishes that are normally caught in inland water are: Tilapia, Mudcrab, Catfish, Eel and Goby Fish.
•Quarterly Aquaculture Survey (QAqS) - Covers fishing operations involving all forms of raising and culturing fish and other fishery species in fresh, brackish, and marine water areas. This survey is similarly conducted quarterly. Data being gathered includes volume of production per species and the value of harvest. Normally, the species being cultured in Catanduanes are Mudcrab, Tilapia, Tiger Prawn, and White Shrimp.