Corcuera is predominantly agricultural. Its land could be planted with variety of root crops and fruit trees the whole year round. Volume of harvests however, is not enough to meet local demand requirements because production stalls during summer when the farms dry up. Cattle, copra, piglets and other agricultural products such as pandan mats are the principal export products of the locality to neighboring provinces of Mindoro and Southern Tagalog.
B. Economic Indicators
Agricultural Data (Source: Municipal Agricultural Office Report)
Livestock as of 2017 No. of Heads
C. Fishery and Aquatic Resources
Total Production – 2017 – 57.75 mt
Coastal and Fishing Grounds – There are eleven (11) coastal barangays in the entire municipality namely:
List of Registered Motorboats
List of Municipal FisherFolks Registered
No commercial fishing boat/vessel is registered in the municipality. Those commercial fishing boats operating within municipal sea waters are transient fishers.
The Municipality of Corcuera has one of the richest fishing grounds in the province of Romblon. Its coastal areas are marked by wide stretches of white beaches and rocky shores.
The most common fishing method used is the traditional “hook and line”. Farmers are also fishermen by night to augment their income. A few fishermen are engaged in deep sea fishing using compressors but these are allowed only in selected areas and the policy is to ban them on municipal waters.
Most fishermen explore the rich fishing grounds of Tablas Strait and between Mindoro and the island called TRAVECIA, the shallow waters of the municipality between Puyo and Corcuera called “bajo” bringing the catch to the neighboring municipalities of Romblon, Calatrava and even to Mindoro and Batangas. The intrusion of high-tech fishing vessels on municipal waters has adversely affected the catch of the local fishermen.
D. Mining and Quarrying
The seashore along barangays Alegria, Mangansag, Mahaba, Tacasan, Colong-colong, and Poblacion offer visitors or newcomers their long and wide stretches of white beach where sand and pebbles are extracted for local government and private infrastructure projects. Extracting sand and pebbles however for outside-of-the-island uses is already prohibited.
Mat weaving has been a thriving industry and big bundles of mats are regularly shipped to Batangas City and Lucena City. Families from upland areas rely much to mat weaving as a source of livelihood.
The locality has 8 bakeries that supply the whole island of its daily demand.
F. Trade and commerce
Trading links to the cities of Batangas and Lucena City had long been established. The island’s principal exports are copra and mats, and the secondary exports are cattle, hogs and poultry products.
The return trips of pump boats from the above cities are loaded with rice, cement, grocery items, construction materials, clothing and other commodities.
Trading links are also existing with Romblon Capital, Calatrava, Odiongan, and Pinamalayan.
The maritime industry is thriving due to increased trade and business and the propensity of Simaranhons to travel.
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