PFDA Weekly Briefer October 18 24 resized


Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Regional Fish Ports (RFP) hit a record high in the second semester of 2021, according to a two-week comparative report from the Operations Services Department (OSD).

Based on the report, during the October 18 -24, 2021 unloading period, all PFDA ports registered 12,643.69 metric tons (MT) of fishery products or equivalent to a 53.64% increase compared to last week’s data. This record is the second-highest unloading volume ever recorded by all RFPs since July 2021.

Leading this week’s rise in unloading volume with a noteworthy increase of 103.07% is the PFDA – General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC). The port unloaded 5,887.40 MT of fish and fishery products for all its clients and stakeholders. 

In addition, the PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex also recorded a significant increase in unloading for two straight weeks after delivering 5,411.00 MT of fish (29.85% increase). 

Moreover, the PFDA – Bulan Fish Port Complex (PFDA-BFPC) and the PFDA – Davao Fish Port Complex (PFDA-DFPC) doubled their weekly unloading volume. Records showed that the ports distributed 476.66 MT (108.46% increase) and 105.11 MT (116.13% increase), respectively. 

Subsequently, the PFDA – Sual Fish Port (PFDA-SFP) increased its weekly unloading volume five times compared to its unloading record from the previous week totaling 54.71 MT of fish (487.594% increase). 

Finally, the PFDA – Lucena Fish Port Complex showed a consistent performance with 276.94 MT of unloading fish supply (0.23% increase). 

As of October 24, all PFDA ports have unloaded a total of 886,865.65 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)