PFDA Weekly Briefer August 23 29

Weekly Briefer for the August 23 to 29, 2021 period

Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Regional Fish Ports (RFP) delivered 8,185.66 metric tons (MT) of fishery products to all its consumers nationwide despite a slight drop in volume during the August 23 to 29, 2021 period. 

According to a two-week comparative report from the Operations Services Department (OSD), PFDA RFPs suffered a bit of a setback during the unloading period due to intensified southwest monsoon rains. Nevertheless, all PFDA ports managed to deliver enough supply to all its clients and stakeholders in their respective regions with quality and affordable fish supply.

Making it on top of the list, PFDA – Bulan Fish Port Complex (PFDA-BFPC) was the only port that recorded an almost threefold increase in unloading volume this week, totaling 1,540.79 MT of fish. 

On the other hand, PFDA - General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC) and PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) were still able to register two of the highest fish unloading volumes despite experiencing a decline. The two big ports unloaded 3,447.69 MT and 2,452.44 MT of fish, respectively. 

As of August 29, all PFDA ports have unloaded a total of 814,237.09 MT of fish since the beginning of the pandemic last March 2020.

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