PFDA Weekly Briefer October 11 17 resized

As the industry continues to battle enhanced southwest monsoon rains, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Regional Fish Ports (RFPs) regained their strengths and recorded a significant collective increase of 18.86 percent or equivalent to 8,229.54 metric tons (MT) of unloaded fish during the October 11 to 17, 2021 period. 

According to a two-week comparative report from the Operations Services Department (OSD), this week’s significant increase was greatly influenced by the noteworthy performance of the PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC). Data showed that PFDA-NFPC registered 4,167.21 MT of fish (66.05% increase).

In addition, the PFDA – Bulan Fish Port Complex (PFDA-BFPC) has recovered from weeks of decline and has finally shifted to a positive trend. The port managed to unload 228.66 MT (28.66% increase) of fish for all its clients. 

Moreover, the PFDA – Davao Fish Port Complex (PFDA-DFPC) was also on top of its game this week. After weeks of decline, PFDA-DFPC made a positive shift and recorded 48.63 MT of fish (22.57% increase). 

As of October 17, all PFDA ports have unloaded a total of 873,412.05 MT of fish since the pandemic started in March last year. 

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