|PFDA Weekly Briefer for Weekly Fish Unloading from March 22 to 28, 2021|
The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Regional Fish Ports (RFPs) have registered significant volume of 9,064.60 metric tons (MT) of fish supply for the March 29 to April 4 period, a slim decline of 27% from last week’s record according to reports from the Operations Services Department (OSD).
Despite the slight drop in unloading volume, PFDA Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) has recorded an increase of 12.84% (3,666.11 MT).
The decline in the volume of unloaded fish can be related to traders and stakeholders who observed the Holy Week occasion. The recent super moon phenomenon can also be a contributing factor to the slight decrease in fish supply as some fish species tend to swim deeper to avoid the excessive light emitted by the moon.
On the other hand, PFDA General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC) may have experienced a waning in this week’s percentage, but still managed to unload 3,945.42 MT of fish.
After the observance of the Holy Week and potential ease of community quarantines in the coming days, the PFDA is expecting that the fish unloading volume will significantly increase as RFPs continue to provide their clients and consumers with sufficient and affordable fish supply.
So far, PFDA RFPs have supplied their stakeholders with a total of 586,475.98 MT of fish since the implementation of the community quarantine last March 2020.
(Report by Mark Angelo N. Perez and infographic by Paul Vincent Del Rosario - Public Information Division)