PFDA-Sual Fish Port registers increase in unloading volume amid enhanced monsoon rains

Despite strong winds and relentless downpour caused by Typhoon Fabian and enhanced southwest monsoon, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority – Sual Fish Port (PFDA-SFP) registered a 64.31 percent increase during July 19 - 25, 2021 unloading period.

According to the agency’s Modified Integrated Corporate Reporting System (MICRS), PFDA-SFP showed a significant increase totaling 79.13 metric tons (MT) in its weekly fish unloading volume despite extreme challenges brought by Fabian and enhanced Hanging Habagat. 

Based on the collected data, the volume of unloaded fish in all Regional Fish Ports (RFPs) were knocked back as severe weather conditions hit the country, but PFDA-SFP remained steadfast and delivered a significant increase in volume of fish to supply all its consumers. 

Records showed that skipjack tuna or gulyasan took the position as the number one fish species with the highest availability of supply at 34.3 MT, followed by galunggong (29.4 MT) and yellowfin tuna (12.075 MT).

As the typhoon continues to move further away from the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), scattered rains are still expected due to intensified Habagat. Nevertheless, PFDA-SFP will double its effort to maintain, or even surpass, its high unloading volume and deliver quality and affordable fish to its clients and stakeholders. 

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division)