PFDA Weekly Briefer for the August 30 to September 5, 2021 period
Despite moderate to heavy rains continuously pelting down nationwide, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Regional Fish Ports (RFP) braved the extreme weather and steered towards a significant increase in fish unloading volume during the August 30 to September 5, 2021 period.
Based on a two-week comparative report prepared by the Operations Services Department (OSD), PFDA RFPs unloaded 9,509.21 metric tons (MT) of fish. This record is equivalent to a significant 16.17 percent increase.
This week, records showed that PFDA – General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC) managed to recoup from a dip and took the top spot as the fish port with the highest volume of unloaded fish totaling 5,328.28 MT (54.55% increase).
Subsequently, PFDA – Iloilo Fish Port Complex (PFDA-IFPC) and PFDA – Lucena Fish Port Complex (PFDA-LFPC) also made a significant recovery in their weekly unloading volume. The ports delivered 479.47 MT (52.19%) and 401.17 MT (29.60%), respectively.
Also, PFDA – Sual Fish Port (PFDA-SFP) recorded an increase of 66.77%, equal to 72.73 MT of fish.
On the other hand, the ports with the highest increase in terms of percentage were PFDA – Davao Fish Port (PFDA-DFPC) with a 745.01% increase (40.69 MT) and PFDA – Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (PFDA-ZFPC) with a 396.82% increase (356.42 MT).
As of September 5, all PFDA RFPs have unloaded a total of 823,746.29 MT of fish since the pandemic began in March 2020.
(Report by Mark Angelo N. Perez and infographic by Paul Vincent Del Rosario - Public Information Division)