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PFDA Weekly Briefer for the August 30 to September 5, 2021 period

Despite moderate to heavy rains continuously pelting down nationwide, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Regional Fish Ports (RFP) braved the extreme weather and steered towards a significant increase in fish unloading volume during the August 30 to September 5, 2021 period. 

Based on a two-week comparative report prepared by the Operations Services Department (OSD), PFDA RFPs unloaded 9,509.21 metric tons (MT) of fish. This record is equivalent to a significant 16.17 percent increase. 

This week, records showed that PFDA – General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC) managed to recoup from a dip and took the top spot as the fish port with the highest volume of unloaded fish totaling 5,328.28 MT (54.55% increase). 

Subsequently, PFDA – Iloilo Fish Port Complex (PFDA-IFPC) and PFDA – Lucena Fish Port Complex (PFDA-LFPC) also made a significant recovery in their weekly unloading volume. The ports delivered 479.47 MT (52.19%) and 401.17 MT (29.60%), respectively. 

Also, PFDA – Sual Fish Port (PFDA-SFP) recorded an increase of 66.77%, equal to 72.73 MT of fish. 

On the other hand, the ports with the highest increase in terms of percentage were PFDA – Davao Fish Port (PFDA-DFPC) with a 745.01% increase (40.69 MT) and PFDA – Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (PFDA-ZFPC) with a 396.82% increase (356.42 MT). 

As of September 5, all PFDA RFPs have unloaded a total of 823,746.29 MT of fish since the pandemic began in March 2020. 

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

 

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Philippine Fisheries Development Authority – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC), led by the Office of the Port Manager (OPM), conducted thorough disinfection activities in different port facilities including the administration building and market hall to fight against the spread of the COVID-19 virus, held on September 8, 2021. 

As the National Capital Region remains under Modified ECQ, PFDA-NFPC would like to ensure that all port facilities are sanitized rigorously to avoid the spread of the contagious virus. 

In addition, the port would like to guarantee all its consumers that the port operations are conducted in a safe and clean environment and that the quality of fishery products unloaded in the port area is on the top of the priority list.  

PFDA-NFPC would like to remind everyone visiting the port to strictly observe proper health protocols like wearing face masks and face shields, proper sanitizing, and social distancing to keep the port coronavirus-free.

Some of the groups and organizations who worked with the agency to facilitate this disinfection activity are officials and members of the Rotary International District 3800 Zone 1 in Navotas and Malabon, San Miguel Corporation, St. Joseph Fish Brokerage Inc., Kai Anya Food Distributors, Inc., BMIL-BSL at Delta Fire Volunteer Team, Manila Alliance Management Services Cooperative, and Catalina Security Agency. 

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division with reports from Ms. Joyce E. Velasquez and photos from Ms. Joy S. Tuazon and Mr. Emilson Fajardo – PFDA - NFPC)

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In the pursuit of delivering sufficient fishery products to all consumers, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority – Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (PFDA-ZFPC) opened the gates of its newly constructed Market Hall to more clients and stakeholders on September 1, 2021. 

Originally designed to cater to a maximum of 22 port clients only, the market hall was remodeled and is now occupied by twenty-seven (27) fish brokers/traders and three (3) ice retailers. 

In line with this initiative, more port facilities in PFDA-ZFPC are pipelined to be constructed and reintegrated under the agency’s rehabilitation Flagship Project. 

Clients and stakeholders who will enter the newly built Market Hall are required to wear their white t-shirts and boots. They must also observe minimum health protocols such as proper sanitation, wearing of face mask and face shield, and social distancing. 

Prior to the opening, the ZFPC market hall also had its blessing last August 13, 2021. 

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

 

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Weekly Briefer for the August 23 to 29, 2021 period

Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Regional Fish Ports (RFP) delivered 8,185.66 metric tons (MT) of fishery products to all its consumers nationwide despite a slight drop in volume during the August 23 to 29, 2021 period. 

According to a two-week comparative report from the Operations Services Department (OSD), PFDA RFPs suffered a bit of a setback during the unloading period due to intensified southwest monsoon rains. Nevertheless, all PFDA ports managed to deliver enough supply to all its clients and stakeholders in their respective regions with quality and affordable fish supply.

Making it on top of the list, PFDA – Bulan Fish Port Complex (PFDA-BFPC) was the only port that recorded an almost threefold increase in unloading volume this week, totaling 1,540.79 MT of fish. 

On the other hand, PFDA - General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC) and PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) were still able to register two of the highest fish unloading volumes despite experiencing a decline. The two big ports unloaded 3,447.69 MT and 2,452.44 MT of fish, respectively. 

As of August 29, all PFDA ports have unloaded a total of 814,237.09 MT of fish since the beginning of the pandemic last March 2020.

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

 

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Philippine Fisheries Development Authority – General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC) welcomed the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), led by Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, as part of the OLTAMA Development Alliance Cross-Visit to General Santos City, held on August 27, 2021. 

The MinDA is Mindanao’s lead agency in coordinating and integrating development efforts that bring about accelerated socio-economic development of the region with active and extensive participation of all sectors. 

The purpose of the visit is to conduct proper benchmarking activities to enhance and strengthen the capacity of the OLTAMA Development Alliance as part of resource inventory and policy development in aid of facilitation of programs and projects, particularly in agriculture and fishery products. 

Aside from Secretary Piñol, the visiting team included mayors, vice mayors, and other officials of OLTAMA (Olutanga, Talusan and Mabuhay) in Zamboaga Sibugay led by Vice Governor Rey Olegario. 

Staff and personnel from the PFDA-GSPFC Office of the Port Manager and Market Operations Division were part of the welcoming committee for the esteemed guests.

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division with reports from Fritzie V. Leviste – PFDA – GSFPC)

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In a bid to boost herd immunity in the city, fish port workers, laborers, and plant and cannery workers of the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority – General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSFPC) have received the second dose of their COVID-19 vaccination through the joint effort between the port management and the local government unit (LGU) of General Santos City, held at the Fish Port Complex Bakuna Center in Market Hall 1. 

As of September 1, a total of 3,776 workers from PFDA-GSFPC who have availed the first dose of vaccine in the previous vaccine rollout received complete vaccination through the assistance of the City Health Office and the Barangay Tambler - Rural Health Unit. The vaccination drive aims to provide full vaccination to 6,000 port workers. 

This activity to vaccinate one of the largest food sources in Mindanao was also under close collaboration with the Socsksargen Federation of Fishing and Allied Industries, Inc. (SFFAII), Sargen Fish Port Tuna Handline Association, Inc. (SFPTHAI), and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). 

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division with reports and photos from Paris U.Y. Ayon – PFDA – GSFPC)

 

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Arriba, ZFPC! PFDA-ZFPC records its highest fish unloading volume so far this 2021

Despite the reimplementation and extension of GCQ in the city, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority – Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (PFDA-ZFPC) has recorded its highest fish unloading volume for the year 2021 this month of August. 

According to the agency’s Modified Integrated Corporate Reporting System (MICRS), PFDA-ZFPC delivered 933.07 metric tons (MT) of fish, equivalent to a 12.77% increase compared to the unloaded fish from the previous month. 

Aside from being the highest volume of the year, this month’s log is also the port’s highest unloading record since February 2019.

Based on the data, big-eyed scad, popularly known as matambaka, significantly outranked all the other fish species in terms of volume. 

PFDA-ZFPC stands as one of the sturdiest economic pillars in Mindanao despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Hence, the fish port will continue to work round-the-clock to maintain a high volume of quality and affordable fish supply to all its clients and stakeholders  in the months to come. 

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division, photo from PFDA-ZFPC)

 

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