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PFDA AGENCY NEWS 2022 June 21 resized

Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) participated in the 15th PTUNASTAT Annual Catch Estimates Review Workshop along with various Department of Agriculture (DA)-attached agencies and tuna industry partners, held in Cebu City on May 26-27, 2022. 

Spearheaded by the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI), the participants worked together to come up with recommendations to the West Pacific East Asia Project – Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WPEA-WCPFC) for considerations in improving the tuna estimates of the Philippines.

Moreover, attendees have presented the best estimates for 2021 in the Philippines after careful deliberation during this two-day hybrid workshop (a mixture of virtual and physical attendance).

In addition, they conducted a review process on recommendations from the 14th PTUNASTAT Workshop held last May 2021. The participants also reviewed the 2021 Philippines Annual Tuna Catch Estimates.

Furthermore, they reviewed the WCPFC requirements for annual catch estimates and current issues with the Philippine Annual Catch Estimates as part of the obligation of the Philippines being a member country of the WCPFC.

Among the participants who actively participated in the workshop are Mr. Paris Y. Ayon, Administrative Services Division Chief and Ms. Jovy M. Garrido, Market Operations Division Chief of the PFDA – General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC), Ms. Marife Borja OIC, Admin & Finance Services Division of PFDA – Davao Fish Port Complex (PFDA-DFPC), and Mr. Melvin Rabang, Market Operations Division Chief of PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC)

Representatives from NFRDI, WCPFC, Pacific Community (SPC), Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Central and Regional Offices, and other tuna industry partners also participated in the workshop.

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division with report and photos from Mr. Paris Ayon and Ms. Fritzie Leviste of PFDA-GSFPC)

 

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)

 

PFDA AGENCY NEWS 2022 June 9 resized

Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA), through its Public Information Division (PID), held a series of online training and workshops on the basics of videography, photography, and news writing to Regional Social Media Accounts Administrators and other Regional Fish Port (RFP) personnel nationwide. 

The series of virtual activities conducted by the PFDA PID aims to equip all RFP representatives assigned to official unit documentation and events coverage with additional knowledge in preparation for various corporate communication outputs and other public relations projects. In addition, said orientations aim to strengthen the overall information dissemination activities of all PFDA ports through video, photo, and news production. 

On March 22 and 23, the PFDA PID conducted a Basic Photography and Videography training and workshop for PFDA RFPs in the Visayas and Mindanao. 

All participants were taught about how the camera works, proper camera handling, how to focus properly, and different shooting modes. Also, they learned more about the importance of videography, the main roles of a videographer, the production process, shooting techniques, and the PFDA Standard Video Production Set-up. 

Meanwhile, on June 9, the PFDA PID conducted a Basic News Writing training and workshop for all PFDA RFPs nationwide. 

This virtual orientation aligns with the PID’s efforts to enhance our agency’s overall corporate communication strategies and improve our information preparation and dissemination efforts through print and digital media.

With these training and workshops, the PFDA is on its way to widening its reach and strengthening its engagements through much more competent and equipped RFPs. 

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division)

 

National Fisherfolk Day resized

Taos pusong nakikiisa ang Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) sa pagdiriwang ng ika-22 taong selebrasyon ng Araw ng mga Mangingisda ngayong ika-31 ng Mayo, 2022.

Sa kabila ng panganib na dulot ng pandemiya, tuloy-tuloy ang sipag at dedikasyon ng ating mga mangingisdang Pilipino upang makapaghatid ng sapat na suplay ng pagkain para sa lahat. 

Hindi matatawaran ang inyong katapangan at katatagan sa kabila ng malalakas na hampas ng alon ng buhay. Kayo ang simbolong nagpapatunay na kahit sa pinakamadilim na gabi ay may liwanag na naghihintay patungo sa mas masaganang kinabukasan.

Bilang isang ahensya na buo ang suporta sa mga mangingisdang Pilipino, kasama ninyo ang PFDA sa pagharap sa bawat pagsubok upang sama-sama nating salubungin ang bawat araw na sisikat. 

 

PFDA joins Farmers and Fisherfolk Month

Maligayang Buwan ng Magsasaka at Mangingisda!

 

Nakikiisa ang Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Magsasaka at Mangingisda 2022 na may temang “Modernisasyon at Industriyalisasyon Tungo sa Masaganang Ani at Mataas na Kita”. 

Bilang isa sa mga pangunahing ahensya na umaalalay sa patuloy na pag-unlad ng sektor ng pangisdaan, taos-puso ang pasasalamat ng PFDA sa lahat ng masisipag at magigiting na mangingisdang Pilipino. Kasama ninyo ang PFDA sa pagyakap sa modernisasyon at industriyalisasyon ng sektor ng pangisdaan tungo sa mas masagana at mas maunlad na bansa.

Saludo ang buong bansa sa inyong dedikasyon na makapaghatid ng siguradong pagkain para sa lahat.

#FarmersAndFisherfolksMonth2022

#BuwanNgMagsasakaAtMangingisda2022

 

Monthly Briefer April 1 resized

Fish unloading across all Regional Fish Ports (RFP) of the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) experienced a slight drop following the devastation of Tropical Storm Agaton in the southern regions of the country this April. 

According to the agency’s Modified Integrated Corporate Reporting System (MICRS), all RFPs have unloaded an aggregate volume of 46,353.97 metric tons (MT) of fishery products. Data showed that the ports experienced a 22.73% dip this month after TS Agaton brought rough seas and intense winds in the northern and eastern seaboards of Luzon and the eastern seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao. 

TS Agaton has severely affected the agriculture and fisheries sector in the country, but the agency continues to deliver an adequate supply of fish through all its RFPs nationwide. 

Based on the report, the PFDA – Bulan Fish Port Complex (PFDA-BFPC) registered 2,262.435 MT of fish this April, a significant increase of 49.79%. 

Moreover, the PFDA – Sual Fish Port (PFDA-SFP) and the PFDA – Camaligan Fish Port (PFDA-CFP) have both recorded a significant increase in their monthly volume. The ports delivered 66.15 MT (30.71%) and 6.50 MT (18.79% increase), respectively. 

On the other hand, the PFDA – General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC) experienced a slight dip in its monthly unloading. Despite the decline, the port remained resilient amid the devastation of TS Agaton and distributed 22,086.43 MT of fish. 

In addition, the PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) also plunged this April, but still managed to deliver 16,900.64 MT of fishery products to all its clients and stakeholders. 

Some of the ports that suffered a decline but still managed to supply their consumers with quality and pocket-friendly fish were the PFDA - Lucena Fish Port Complex (PFDA-LFPC) with 1,799.82 MT and the PFDA - Iloilo Fish Port Complex (PFDA-IFPC) with 1,761.83 MT. 

The PFDA - Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (PFDA-ZFPC) and the PFDA - Davao Fish Port Complex (PFDA-DFPC) have also recorded a decline this April. Nevertheless, these Mindanao ports managed to deliver 883.33 MT and 586.837 MT of fish, respectively. 

Amidst the damaging effects of the recent tropical storm, the agency’s isDA ON THE GO (iOTG) Project continues to provide affordable fishery products to its consumers in Metro Manila and various parts of Luzon. 

According to a report from the PFDA – Operations Services Department (PFDA-OSD), the iOTG project sold 1.5 MT of low-cost fish and fishery products in April. Further, a total of 140.34 MT iOTG products sold since the pandemic started last March 2020.

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division)

 

AGENCY NEWS 2022 05062022 resized

Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA), through its Operations Services Department – Quality Assurance Division (OSD-QAD), conducted a series of webinars on current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), held on April 20-22 and 27-28, 2022. 

The PFDA QAD invited several representatives of the Food Safety and Environmental Management Unit (FSEMU) of all Regional Fish Ports (RFP) to expand their knowledge and awareness regarding the proper handling, storage, and distribution of fishery products available in their respective port markets. 

On April 20-22, some of the topics discussed during the cGMP include a broader understanding of the Food Safety Act of 2013, the importance of cGMP concerning Food Safety, a review of cGMP elements, and key practices to Ensure Food Safety.

In addition, they also tackled the importance of Sanitation and Hygiene and Key Sanitation Areas / Conditions of SSOP. By the end of the training, participants constructed a Food Policy suitable to their respective ports. 

Meanwhile, on April 27-28, attendees took a deeper look into the pre-requisites and principles of HACCP. For their workshop, participants showed their improved skills in identifying hazards, their causes, and how to prevent them from happening again by creating a HACCP Plan.

Ms. Maria Divina D. Alcasabas, Ms. Maria Luz C. Lizada, and Ms. Rosemarie Tingzon-Kwan, Food Consultants from the Philippine Trade Training Center, served as resource persons in the five-day webinar series on food safety and hazard control. 

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division with report and photos from PFDA OSD-QAD and Mary Felice M. Cirilo – PFDA-ZFPC)

 

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