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PFDA Weekly Briefer March29 April4
PFDA Weekly Briefer for Weekly Fish Unloading from March 22 to 28, 2021

 

The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Regional Fish Ports (RFPs) have registered significant volume of 9,064.60 metric tons (MT) of fish supply for the March 29 to April 4 period, a slim decline of 27% from last week’s record according to reports from the Operations Services Department (OSD).

Despite the slight drop in unloading volume, PFDA Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) has recorded an increase of 12.84% (3,666.11 MT).

The decline in the volume of unloaded fish can be related to traders and stakeholders who observed the Holy Week occasion. The recent super moon phenomenon can also be a contributing factor to the slight decrease in fish supply as some fish species tend to swim deeper to avoid the excessive light emitted by the moon.

On the other hand, PFDA General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC) may have experienced a waning in this week’s percentage, but still managed to unload 3,945.42 MT of fish.

After the observance of the Holy Week and potential ease of community quarantines in the coming days, the PFDA is expecting that the fish unloading volume will significantly increase as RFPs continue to provide their clients and consumers with sufficient and affordable fish supply.

So far, PFDA RFPs have supplied their stakeholders with a total of 586,475.98 MT of fish since the implementation of the community quarantine last March 2020.

(Report by Mark Angelo N. Perez and infographic by Paul Vincent Del Rosario - Public Information Division)

 

 

Agency News PFDA April 5 3
Unhampered Fish Supply. Philippine Fisheries Development Authority – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) has successfully concluded the 1st quarter of 2021 with an unloading record of 46,436.77 metric tons (MT) of fish supply for its consumers in the National Capital Region (NCR) and some parts of Central and South Luzon.

 Philippine Fisheries Development Authority – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) has successfully concluded the 1st quarter of 2021 with an unloading record of 46,436.77 metric tons (MT) of fish supply for its consumers in the National Capital Region (NCR) and some parts of Central and South Luzon.

Despite the government’s extension of a strengthened community quarantine in NCR and nearby provinces, PFDA-NFPC continues to provide its clients and stakeholders with quality, sufficient, and affordable fish supply. For the March 24-31 period, PFDA-NFPC has recorded 3,606.90 MT of unloaded fish supply. 

The volume of fish unloaded per sector was as follows: aquaculture (1,025.04 MT), marine (2,106.982 MT), and frozen (474.88 MT).

In total, PFDA-NFPC has unloaded 18,647.47 MT of fish supply in March, significantly surpassing its January and February volume record of 12,404.4 MT and 15,384.9 MT, respectively.

Galunggong, bangus, tilapia, tulingan, and tamban maintained their position in the top five common species with the highest availability record for March.

With the enhanced community quarantine still in place in NCR, PFDA-NFPC stands by its commitment to provide adequate and pocket-friendly fish supply available in the market. 

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division)

 

 

PFDA Weekly Briefer March22 28
PFDA Weekly Briefer for Weekly Fish Unloading from March 22 to 28, 2021

 

Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) has unloaded a significant volume of 12,421.88 metric tons (MT) of fish supply for the March 22 to 28, 2021 coverage from all of its Regional Fish Ports (RFPs), a slight drop of 8.18 percent based upon a two-week comparative report from the Operations Services Department (OSD).

According to recent studies, this natural decline in fish supply may be attributed to the full moon phenomenon that affects fishing activities as many fish species tend to hide from too much light emitted by the moon. Last March 28, the Philippines witnessed its first super moon of the year called the “Super Worm Moon”.

Amid the slim contraction in this week’s catch, PFDA General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC) has registered a 31.56% increase (6,408.24 MT) compared to last week’s record.

PFDA Davao Fish Port Complex (PFDA-DFPC) has also posted a positive rise this week equivalent to 292.04 MT of unloaded fish from the previous 26.44 MT supply.

Fish is one of the most essential food supplies this Holy Week. With that, PFDA ensures enough fish for all its stakeholders by continuously working with RFPs to supply their needs this Lenten season.

To date, PFDA RFPs have unloaded a total of 577,387.57 MT of fish supply since last year’s implementation of the community quarantine.

(Report by Mark Angelo N. Perez and infographic by Paul Vincent Del Rosario - Public Information Division)

 

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Stricter Implementation of Health Protocols. Amid heightened COVID-19 protocols in place, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority - Central Office (PFDA-CO) in Diliman, Quezon City is ramping up its health and safety measures by continuously conducting rigorous disinfection activities to control and fight against the spread of COVID-19 virus on March 27, 2021.

Amid heightened COVID-19 protocols in place, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority - Central Office (PFDA-CO) in Diliman, Quezon City is ramping up its health and safety measures by continuously conducting rigorous disinfection activities to control and fight against the spread of COVID-19 virus on March 27, 2021.

PFDA General Services Division - Administrative Services Department (GSD-ASD) led the intensive disinfection activities and general cleaning of the entire office premises which were also conducted last March 16 and 20.

Aside from intensive disinfection activities, PFDA-CO also adheres to the government’s guidelines of adopting a 30% to 50% on-site capacity and implementing a work-from-home set up for its staff and personnel to provide unhampered service to all stakeholders and the public.  Above everything else, PFDA ensures the safety of its employees, clients, and the public.

Now that the National Capital Region and nearby provinces are put under stricter quarantine protocol, PFDA reminds everyone to follow minimum public health standards against COVID-19 such as the proper use of face mask and shield, physical distancing, and frequent hand washing.

(Mark Angelo Perez – Public Information Division)

 

 

Agency News PFDA GSO 4
Championing Gender Equality and Sensitivity. As part of this year’s National Women’s Month Celebration 2021, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA), through the PFDA - Gender and Development Focal Point System (PFDA-GDFPS) and the Human Resource Division - Administrative Services Department (HRD-ASD), held an online Gender Sensitivity Orientation with the theme “Dapat Sensitive Ka!” on March 26, 2021.

 

As part of this year’s National Women’s Month Celebration, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA), through the PFDA - Gender and Development Focal Point System (PFDA-GDFPS) and the Human Resource Division - Administrative Services Department (HRD-ASD), held an online Gender Sensitivity Orientation with the theme “Dapat Sensitive Ka!” on March 26, 2021.

Mr. Francisco Romeo Escandor Jr., PFDA GAD - Technical Working Group (TWG) Overall Head, welcomed all the participants in today’s virtual event. He said that this is in line with the Philippine Commission on Women's call for every government agency to have a mainstreaming effort to discuss and become duty-bearers to promote gender sensitivity.

“This activity shows the commitment of PFDA to be more GAD-responsible. We are here to recognize the rights of every gender orientation. We are calling for everyone to be an advocate of gender sensitivity,” Mr. Escandor said.

Mr. Mc Christian Julius Macaranas II, PFDA Public Information Division Officer-In-Charge, served as the resource speaker for the event. He discussed basic introduction and ways around Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Expression, and Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC). He said that this orientation is one way to contribute to the promotion of women’s rights and gender equality. 

 “We do not have to change our ideologies right away, but this orientation will give us a better understanding and a bigger glimpse about gender sensitivity,” Mr. Macaranas said.

Staff and personnel from PFDA Legal Division, Operations Service Department, Technical Services Department, Corporate Planning and MIS Department, Finance Services Department, Internal Audit Department, Administrative Services Department, Bids and Awards Committee, Public Information Division, Sual Fish Port, and General Santos Fish Port Complex participated in the online discussion about gender sensitivity.

Mr. Emilio Paul Candelaria from the Office of the General Manager and Ms. Mary Anne Kristine Ramos from HRD-ASD served as the moderators and hosts for the said activity.

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division)

 

 

Agency News PFDA March 25 1
New Record-High Unloading Volume. During the March 16 to 23 period, PFDA-NFPC hit an unloading record of 5,533.76 metric tons (MT) of fish supply for consumers in the National Capital Region (NCR) and several areas in Central and South Luzon. This record is by far the highest weekly unloading supply of PFDA-NFPC since January 2021.

In view of the government’s re-implementation of a two-week general community quarantine in the Greater Manila Area, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) continues to work tirelessly to provide its stakeholders with quality and adequate fish supply.

During the March 16 to 23 period, PFDA-NFPC hit an unloading record of 5,533.76 metric tons (MT) of fish supply for consumers in the National Capital Region (NCR) and several areas in Central and South Luzon. This record is by far the highest weekly unloading supply of PFDA-NFPC since January 2021.   

The volume of fish unloaded per sector was as follows: aquaculture (755.24 MT), marine (3,912.44 MT), and frozen (866.08 MT).

With one week before March ends, PFDA-NFPC has already unloaded 15,040.57 MT of fish supply, breaking its January volume of 12,404.4 MT. By the end of the month, the port is looking forward to exceeding its 15,384.9 MT record in February, following the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)’s lifting of the three-month closed fishing season in several major fishing grounds.

Galunggong, bangus, tilapia, tulingan, and tamban remain as the top five fish species with the highest availability of supply. 

PFDA-NFPC will continue to work night and day to make sure there is a sufficient supply of fish for all until the lifting of the community quarantine in NCR on April 4, and beyond.

 (Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division)

 

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