PFDA Weekly Briefer for June 7 to 13, 2021 period, and isDA ON THE GO data as of June 17, 2021
Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) has recorded another week of high unloading volume from all its Regional Fish Ports (RFP) after unloading 12,052.64 metric tons (MT) of fish or equivalent to a 1.10 percent increase during the June 7 to 13, 2021 period, based on a 2-week comparative weekly report from the Operations Services Department (OSD).
According to the report, the two ports that played a significant role in this two-week positive unloading streak are PFDA – Bulan Fish Port Complex (PFDA-BFPC) with 1,622.88 MT (48.65% increase) and PFDA – Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (PFDA-ZFPC) with 287.46 MT (58.97% increase).
Not far behind are PFDA – Iloilo Fish Port Complex (PFDA-IFPC) and PFDA – Lucena Fish Port Complex (PFDA-LFPC), registering 598.26 MT (45.66%) and 394.81 (20.09%), respectively.
In addition, PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) also recorded a 6.55% growth or equal to 4,636.03 MT of fish.
On the other hand, it may have been a tough week for several Mindanao ports due to the strengthened COVID-19 protocols. Nevertheless, PFDA – General Santos Fish Port (PFDA-GSFPC) still managed to provide 4,461.54 MT of fishery products to its consumers despite an 18% decline. Moreover, PFDA – Davao Fish Port Complex (PFDA-DFPC) delivered 51.67 MT of fish to its clients and stakeholders following a 29% drop.
With the consistent increase in total unloading volume, the agency’s isDA ON THE GO (iOTG) Project continues to assist consumers in Metro Manila and various areas in Luzon by providing quality and affordable fishery products.
At present, the iOTG project has already sold a total of 117,183.02 kilograms of pocket-friendly fishery products and has served more than 416,133 families since the start of the pandemic last March 2020.
(Report by Mark Angelo N. Perez and infographic by Paul Vincent Del Rosario - Public Information Division)