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PFDA-GSFPC delivers significant volume of fish for the June 4 to 10, 2021 period

Following the reinstatement of a stricter general community quarantine in General Santos City, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority – General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC) remained headstrong against the spread of the COVID-19 virus after delivering a significant volume of fish during the June 4 – 10, 2021 unloading period.

According to a centralized fish unloading report collected by PFDA RFPs, Operations Services Department (OSD), and Public Information Division (PID), PFDA-GSFPC managed to unload 5,016.24 metric tons (MT) of fish ­amid the dangers posed by the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Mindanao.

Moreover, the report showed that PFDA-GSFPC maintained a significant volume of fish for buyers, suppliers, and traders despite a 10.46% decline from last week’s unloading that can be related to thorough disinfection activities against the spread of the virus every Sunday.

This week’s decline can also be associated with the onset of the rainy season in the country. 

At 3,296.47 MT, skipjack tuna (sambangon) maintains its position as the top fish species with the highest unloading tally. The list also includes skipjack tuna (gulyasan), bisugo, galunggong, and yellowfin tuna. 

PFDA-GSFPC will continue to deliver a high volume of fishery products for its consumers as GenSan remains under GCQ until the end of the month. 

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division)