Monthly Briefer March 2022 resized

Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA), through its Regional Fish Ports (RFPs), registered a record-high fish unloading volume at 59,988.98 metric tons (MT) in March 2022, a 37.69% increase compared to the previous month's unloading.

Based on the agency’s Modified Integrated Corporate Reporting System (MICRS), this month’s volume is higher than every monthly unloading recorded in the agency system since July 2020.

According to the report, this month’s significant increase was greatly influenced by the PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) by almost doubling its monthly unloading volume. Data showed that the port delivered 28,276.47 MT of fish (96.53% increase) to its stakeholders. 

Meanwhile, the PFDA – General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC) also made a significant turnout after delivering 22,157.90 MT of fish (11.07% increase).

Subsequently, the PFDA – Iloilo Fish Port Complex (PFDA-IFPC) and the PFDA – Lucena Fish Port Complex (PFDA-LFPC) both ended the month of March with a positive trend. The ports managed to unload 2,370.24 MT (48.30% increase) and 2,351.03 MT (19.23% increase), respectively. 

Moreover, the PFDA – Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (PFDA-ZFPC) distributed 902.76 MT of fishery products (6.87% increase).

In addition, PFDA – Sual Fish Port (PFDA-SFP) and PFDA – Camaligan Fish Port (CFP) have both returned to sea and delivered 50.610 MT (1965.71% increase) and 5.470 metric tons (463.91% increase), respectively.

On the other hand, PFDA – Davao Fish Port Complex (PFDA-DFPC) and PFDA - Bulan Fish Port Complex (PFDA-BFPC) had a slight dip in their monthly unloading volume. Nevertheless, both ports managed to deliver 2,364.16 MT and 1,510.36 MT, respectively, to fish consumers. 

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division)