|PFDA Weekly Briefer for Weekly Fish Unloading from April 19 to 25, 2021|
Following the effects brought by Typhoon Bising, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Regional Fish Ports (RFP) still managed to unload a cumulative record of 8,688 MT, according to a two-week comparative report from the Operations Services Department (OSD).
Based on the report, PFDA RFPs have recorded a 24.11 percent decrease in this week’s fish unloading volume, the lowest weekly unloading record this month of April. This week’s decline is being linked to unfortunate sea conditions brought by the typhoon, forcing several fish species to move towards deeper waters and leaving fishing vessels with no other choice but to find safer locations to fish or dock.
From last week’s 5K MT unloading volume, the PFDA – General Santos Fish Port Complex (GSFPC) has registered 3,830.81 MT, still a significant volume considering the undesirable situations given by Bising.
Meanwhile, PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex (NFPC) cannot steer clear from the extensive damages brought by the super typhoon but still managed to unload 3,633.76 MT of fish.
On the other hand, PFDA – Davao Fish Port Complex celebrates as the only port with a positive output of 39.12 MT, a 46.33% increase from last week’s unloading volume.
Despite this week’s volume drop, PFDA has already unloaded a total of 619,418.92 MT of fish since the community quarantine was implemented in March 2020.
(Report by Mark Angelo N. Perez and infographic by Paul Vincent Del Rosario - Public Information Division)