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Western Visayas Fourth Largest Fish Producer

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PHILIPPINES - Western Visayas remains the fourth largest contributor to the countrys fishery production, with a 9.1 per cent share to total production for 2011.

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The recent data from the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS) said the region produced a total volume of 450,886.2 metric tons.

According to the BAS, this was 2.1 per cent higher than the 2010 production of 441,557.9 metric tons in the region.

Meanwhile, a release from the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB), said that for the past 32 years, data from the BAS showed Western Visayas was consistently among the top five regions in terms of fishery production in the country.

NSCB said in 2011, the top fishery producer regions of the country were ARMM (909,319.9 MT), MIMAROPA (728,975.2 MT). Zamboanga Peninsula (619,557.0 MT), Western Visayas (450,886.2 MT), CALABARZON (402,848.9 MT), and Bicol Region (289,006.4 MT).

The data further showed that of the 17 regions, only six improved its fishery production from 2010-2011.

These regions are the provinces of Ilocos region which posted a growth of 9.3 per cent, Cagayan Valley (4.1 per cent), CAR (3.6 per cent), Western Visayas (2.1 per cent), ARMM and MIMAROPA with a growth of less than one per cent.

Meanwhile, BAS data showed that Western Visayas was consistently among the top five fish producers for the past 32 years, while ARMM has been the top contributor to the countrys total fish production for the last 17 years.