Economy: Aklan Province Islands Philippines
Agriculture is the main occupation, with rice ad corn produced in
abundance. The topography favors the development of the fishpond
industry and coconut plantations. Fishing is a major industry, and
there is a National College of Fisheries in New Washington. Copra
is an export commodity. Fruits such as banana, melon, and pineapple
are produced and the surplus shipped to Manila.
Abaca, also abundant,
is used to make slippers, mats, and bags. Other cottage industries
are weaving, rattan furniture, woodcraft, and hat making. Kalibo
is known for the production of pineapple fiber, which is woven into
the cloth, called piña, a fabric used for the barong tagalog
or long-sleeved shirt with collar worn untucked, gowns, table, cloths,
and curtains. Aklan is also rich in mineral resources such as chromite,
manganese, and gold, but the claims have not been developed.
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Popular catches include tilapia, catfish (hito), milkfish (bangus), grouper (lapu-lapu), shrimp (hipon), prawns (sugpo), mackerel (galunggong, hasa-hasa), swordfish, oysters (talaba), mussels (tahong), clams (halaan and tulya), large and small crabs (alimango and alimasag respectively), game fish, sablefish, tuna, cod, blue marlin, and squid/cuttlefish (both called pusit).
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