PFDA Weekly Briefer July 26 to August 1 resized

PFDA Weekly Briefer for the July 26 to August 1, 2021 Period and isDA ON THE GO volume of fish sold as of August 4, 2021

Following days of downpour across the country due to intensified southwest monsoon, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Regional Fish Ports (RFP) have slightly recovered from last week’s slump in unloading volume after recording 6,092.41 metric tons (MT) of fish, or equivalent to a 0.59 percent increase, during the July 26 to August 1, 2021 period. 

Based on a two-week comparative report collected by the Operations Services Department (OSD), PFDA – General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC) and PFDA – Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (PFDA-ZFPC) were the top-performing ports for the week.

According to the report, PFDA-GSFPC delivered 3,432.10 MT of fish to all its consumers. This record equates to more than half of this week’s unloading and a 50.21% increase compared to its volume tally from the previous week. 

On the other hand, PFDA-ZFPC has more reasons to be proud of after registering 183.37 MT of fish or equal to a 57.56% increase. 

Meanwhile, PFDA’s isDA ON THE GO (iOTG) Project continues to deliver fresh-frozen and affordable fishery products to its consumers. 

As of July 31, the IOTG project has already sold a total of 123,030.87 kilograms of fish and fishery products and has served more than 436,899 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)