|PFDA Weekly Briefer for Weekly Fish Unloading from March 22 to 28, 2021|
Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) has unloaded a significant volume of 12,421.88 metric tons (MT) of fish supply for the March 22 to 28, 2021 coverage from all of its Regional Fish Ports (RFPs), a slight drop of 8.18 percent based upon a two-week comparative report from the Operations Services Department (OSD).
According to recent studies, this natural decline in fish supply may be attributed to the full moon phenomenon that affects fishing activities as many fish species tend to hide from too much light emitted by the moon. Last March 28, the Philippines witnessed its first super moon of the year called the “Super Worm Moon”.
Amid the slim contraction in this week’s catch, PFDA General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC) has registered a 31.56% increase (6,408.24 MT) compared to last week’s record.
PFDA Davao Fish Port Complex (PFDA-DFPC) has also posted a positive rise this week equivalent to 292.04 MT of unloaded fish from the previous 26.44 MT supply.
Fish is one of the most essential food supplies this Holy Week. With that, PFDA ensures enough fish for all its stakeholders by continuously working with RFPs to supply their needs this Lenten season.
To date, PFDA RFPs have unloaded a total of 577,387.57 MT of fish supply since last year’s implementation of the community quarantine.
(Report by Mark Angelo N. Perez and infographic by Paul Vincent Del Rosario - Public Information Division)