PFDA Weekly Briefer May 31 June 6 resized


As the country re-enters the monsoon season, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Regional Fish Ports (RFP) welcomed this yearly occurrence with a 3.71 percent increase in its weekly unloading volume during the May 31 - June 6, 2021 period. 

According to a two-week comparative report from the Operations Services Department (OSD), PFDA RFPs unloaded 11,921.24 metric tons (MT) of fish for their nationwide consumers amidst the onset of sporadic and scattered above-normal rains in Metro Manila and the western section of the country. 

Based on the report, PFDA – General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC) and PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) were this week’s top-performing ports with the highest unloading volume after delivering 5,449.51 MT (4.26% increase) and 4,351.03 MT (17.95% increase), respectively. 

Meanwhile, PFDA – Lucena Fish Port Complex also recorded a 6.41% increase equivalent to 328.75 MT. On the other hand, PFDA – Davao Fish Port Complex managed to recover from a dip with a 34.01% increase or 72.98 MT. 

In addition, PFDA – Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (PFDA-ZFPC) recorded the highest percentage increase among all ports with 312.09% (180.83 MT). Aside from that, PFDA – Sual Fish Port registered a twofold increase (35.70 MT) in its weekly unloading volume following last week’s decline.

Finally, PFDA – Bulan Fish Port Complex and PFDA – Iloilo Fish Port Complex still showed significant performance by unloading 1,091.73 MT and 410.73 MT, respectively. 

As of June 6, PFDA RFPs have already unloaded a total of 691,914.51 MT of fish since the start of the community quarantine last March 2020.

(Report by Mark Angelo N. Perez and infographic by Paul Vincent Del Rosario - Public Information Division)