Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Regional Fish Ports (RFP) delivered 56,032.87 metric tons (MT) of fishery products to all their consumers nationwide amid the unpredictable downpour of moderate to heavy rains throughout the month of July 2022.
Based on the PFDA Modified Integrated Corporate Reporting System (MICRS), the PFDA – Davao Fish Port Complex (PFDA) exhibited the most significant increase in monthly catch among all ports despite the still implemented closed fishing season in Davao Gulf. Data showed that the Davao port unloaded 814.53 MT of fish, a 132.39% increase compared to last month’s unloading.
Meanwhile, the PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) maintained an increasing trend in its monthly unloading volume. This July, the port delivered the highest volume of fish among all the ports at 27,016.58 MT (53.39% increase).
Also maintaining its upward movement for four consecutive months is the PFDA – Lucena Fish Port Complex (PFDA-LFPC) after netting 2,380.99 MT of fish (4.40% increase).
On the other hand, the PFDA – General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC) may have stumbled a bit this month, but the port still managed to deliver a significant amount of 22,080.18 MT of fish.
Due to scattered rainfalls, the PFDA – Iloilo Fish Port Complex (PFDA-IFPC) and the PFDA – Bulan Fish Port Complex (PFDA-BFPC) have both experienced a slip in their monthly unloading record. Nevertheless, the ports provided 1,969.10 MT and 965.02 MT of fish to consumers, respectively.
The PFDA – Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (PFDA-ZFPC) and the PFDA – Sual Fish Port (PFDA-SFP) have both stumbled a bit this July due to intermittent heavy rains all over the country. Still, the ports delivered 496.72 MT and 309.75 MT, respectively.
(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division)