May Monthly Briefer resized

Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Regional Fish Ports (RFP) have recorded a significant increase in their aggregate unloading volume after delivering 48,563.31 metric tons (MT) of fish and fishery products to all its clients and stakeholders nationwide in May 2022.

Despite widespread moderate to heavy rains across the country due to the onset of La Niña, the agency’s Modified Integrated Corporate Reporting System (MICRS) logged a 4.43% jump from the previous monthly unloading record.

Based on the report, this month’s significant increase was greatly influenced by the noteworthy performance of the PFDA – General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC). Data showed that the port registered 25,290.48 MT of fish (14.51% increase), which is more than half of the total monthly unloading volume. 

In addition, the PFDA – Iloilo Fish Port Complex (PFDA-IFPC) and the PFDA – Lucena Fish Port Complex (PFDA-LFPC) have both recovered from last month’s decline with 2,185.75 MT (24.06% increase) and 1,907.91 MT (6.01% increase), respectively. 

Moreover, the PFDA – Sual Fish Port (PFDA-SFP) maintained an upward motion after yet another positive monthly unloading. The port has delivered 112.280 MT of fish, doubling last month’s record. 

Also doubling its monthly volume is the PFDA – Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (PFDA-ZFPC). Following last month’s dip, the PFDA-ZFPC has recovered and unloaded 1,424.605 MT of fishery products to all its consumers. 

On the other hand, the PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA) has suffered a slight drop in its May unloading. Nevertheless, the port delivered 15,422.19 MT, the second-highest volume across all RFPs this month. 

Meanwhile, as the Davao Region faces its ninth closed fishing season this June, the PFDA - Davao Fish Port Complex (PFDA-DFPC) unloaded 502.83 MT of fish. 

Furthermore, the PFDA - Bulan Fish Port Complex (PFDA-BFPC) and the PFDA - Camaligan Fish Port (PFDA-CFP) have both experienced a slight decline, but still managed to deliver 1,712.48 MT and 4.79 MT of fish, respectively.

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division)