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DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY
ZAMBOANCA CITY OFFICE

 INDUSTRY PRIORITY AREAS
For ZAMBOANGA CITY CY 2002
 

INDUSTRY PRIORITY AREAS

FOCUSED SECTOR

ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE

 

FRESH/PROCESSED PRODUCTS

MANGO

FRUIT JUICES

MARINE PRODUCTS

PROCESSED FISH

SEAWEED

HOUSEWARE

GARMENTS/TEXTILE

CANDLES

HANDWOVEN ITEMS

WEARABLES

FASHION ACCESSORIES

JEWELRY

HOME FURNISHINGS

FURNITURE

PRIORITY SECTORS

    1.   PROCESSED FISH (Plus 1 Project)
    2.
    SEAWEED
    3     MANGO
 

 

PROFILE OF THE PROCESSED FISH INDUSTRY
ZAMBOANGA CITY

 SITUATIONER:

 
The waters contiguous t6 Western Mindanao like Moro Gulf, South Sulu and East SuIu have always been regarded as major traditional fishing grounds of the Philippines. In terms of commercial fishing, the top four (4) fishing grounds from 1992-1999 are West Palawan waters contributing 18.71% in commercial fishery production followed by South SuIu Sea (17.65%), Visayan Sea (16.32%) and Moro Gulf (11.60%). For municipal fisheries production, the top four grounds during the same period are the Visayan Sea with 11.5% share of total fishery production followed by Bohol Sea (10.44%), East SuIu Sea (9.72%) and Moro Gulf (9.26%).

Fishing has always been a part of life in Zamboanga City. The fishing group has 12 major players, which provide income to over 6,000 families. The players are all members of the Southern Philippines Deep-Sea Fishing Association, a SEC registered group based in Zamboanga City. The industry has 35 Light Boats and 35 Fish Catchers. It has a combined investment of P1, 050,000.000.00 and a capacity of 9,600 MT/month. It also supports the operation of two (2) canneries, nine (9) sardines factories, thirteen (13) allied processors, 20 dried fish operators.  Many commercial establishments support the requirements of the industry such as those engaged in fishing supplies, equipment, boat building, ice plants and cold storage facilities.

The City now has forty-four (44) fish processing companies with product lines from canned tuna to canned sardines, bottled Spanish sardines, pet food, fish meal, fish balls, tempura, bagoong gata, ginamus, fish sausage and dried fish. Its aggregate investment is at a level of P 1,780,418,000.00, employment of 5,261 and a combined production capacity of 15,842 MT per month.

For the past 2 years, the Export Performance of Processed Fish (canned tuna & pet food) has gone down by 5% in value and 13% in volume. This was due to the drop in price by other canned tuna and pet food exporting countries in the world market leaving our products to be less competitive. (Refer to Table 1)

Canned Tuna has remained to be the leader in exports in Zamboanga City, followed by seaweeds and pet food.  Its leading markets are USA, So. Africa and Canada. Japan is our biggest market for pet food followed by USA.

The industry enjoys the support of several Local Government Units including the City Government, one (1) State College and other line Government Agencies.

 

EXPORT PERFORMANCE (US $)
 

PRODUCT

VOL (kgs) 2000

VALUE 2000

VOL (kgs) 1999

VALUE 1999

C. Tuna

26,458,574

33,071,634

31,610,321

34,917,708

Pet Food

4,832,563

4,411,843

4,360,816

4,682,037

Total

31,291,137

37,483,477

35,971,137

39,599,745

 

ORGANIZATION AND LOCAL PARTNERS

The Processed Fish Industry in Zamboanga City is run by four (4) committed non-government organizations, namely:

        1.       Chamber of Fish Processors in Zamboanga City
        2.      Southern Philippines Association of Deep Sea Fishing
        3.       Tugbungan Fish Workers Multi Purpose Cooperative
        4.             ZC Dried Fish Group

Actively supporting the industry are the following:

          1.              Department of Trade and Industry
        2.              Department of Science and Technology
        3.              Department of Agriculture
        4.              Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
        5.              Regional Fishermen Training Center
        6.              Department of Environment and Natural Resources
        7.              Cooperative Development Authority
        8.              Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and
                               Technology
        9.              Department of Health - Bureau of Food and Drugs
      10.              City Government
       11.              Office of the City Agriculture
       12.              City Health Office
       13.              City Licensing Office
       14.              Philippine Fisheries Development Authority

  



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For more information contact:
                     MR. SEVERINO M. LANDINGIN
                     Provincial Director
                     Department of Trade and Industry
                     Zamboanga City Office
                     2F SKT Bldg., #41 Rizal St., Zamboanga Ci4y
                     Tel. Nos.          (062) 991-2704
                                             (062) 991-2705
                     Fax No.            (062) 993-0594
                     E-mail : dtizambo@jetlink.com.ph
 
 
                    
 

 
 

 

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