PFDA WEEKLY BRIEFER FOR THE SEPTEMBER 27 TO OCTOBER 3, 2021 UNLOADING PERIOD
As we enter the final quarter of the year, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Regional Fish Ports (RFP) recovered from weeks of decline after delivering 8,216.73 metric tons (MT) of fish or equivalent to a 3.19 percent increase during the September 27 to October 3, 2021 period.
According to a two-week comparative report prepared by the Operations Services Department (OSD), the PFDA – Iloilo Fish Port Complex (PFDA-IFPC) led the fish ports in achieving this much-awaited increase. Data showed that PFDA-IFPC registered a 71.07% increase (594.93 MT).
Moreover, the PFDA – Lucena Fish Port Complex (PFDA-LFPC) is on its three-week streak of increasing unloading volume. This week, the port unloaded 320.81 MT of fish (a 12.64% increase).
In addition, the PFDA – Sual Fish Port (PFDA-SFP) delivered 145.08 MT of fish (57.01% increase).
Subsequently, PFDA – Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (PFDA-ZFPC) doubled its weekly unloading volume to 349.80 MT (115.16% increase) following last week’s slump.
Finally, the PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) significantly recovered from a slight dip and recorded 2,867.37 MT of fish (25.82 % increase).
With this week’s positive unloading, the agency’s isDA ON THE GO (iOTG) Flagship Project continues to offer affordable and high-quality fishery products to all its consumers.
Based on the report, the project welcomed the month of October by selling 0.49 MT of fresh-frozen fish.
As of October 3, the iOTG initiative has sold 126.92 MT of fishery products since the pandemic hit last March 2020.
(Report by Mark Angelo N. Perez and infographic by Paul Vincent Del Rosario - Public Information Division)