PFDA Weekly Briefer for the October 25 to 31, 2021 unloading period
Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Regional Fish Ports (RFP) continued its positive unloading streak ending the month of October 2021 with 13,063.81 metric tons (MT) or equivalent to a 3.32 percent increase during the October 25 to 31 unloading period.
Based on a two-week comparative report submitted by the Operations Services Department (OSD), the aggregate fish unloading volume of all PFDA ports is continuously rising despite the closed fishing season in northern Palawan starting November 1.
According to the report, the PFDA – General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC) maintained its position as one of the top-performing ports during the last week of October. Data showed that PFDA-GSFPC delivered 6,224.98 MT (5.73% increase) of fish. This volume accounts for the highest unloading volume among all PFDA RFPs.
In addition, the PFDA – Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (PFDA-ZFPC) registered 164.76 MT of fish or equal to a 167.29% increase, a significant recovery from last week’s slump.
Moreover, the PFDA – Sual Fish Port (PFDA-SFP) doubles its weekly unloading volume at 102.59 MT.
Subsequently, the PFDA – Iloilo Fish Port Complex (PFDA-IFPC) and the PFDA – Lucena Fish Port Complex (PFDA-LFPC) both ended the month of October at a positive trend. The ports managed to unload 383.57 MT (3.60% increase) and 283.07 MT (2.22% increase), subsequently.
With the continuous increase in unloading volume, the PFDA’s isDA ON THE GO (iOTG) Flagship Project continues to provide pocket-friendly and high-quality fish and fishery products to all its consumers.
This October 2021, the project sold 2.39 MT of iOTG products to all of its customers in over 100 outlets in the National Capital Region and other selected areas outside Manila.
As of October 28, the iOTG initiative has sold 128.82 MT of fish and fishery products since the COVID-19 pandemic began last March 2020.
(Report by Mark Angelo N. Perez and infographic by Paul Vincent Del Rosario - Public Information Division)