|Joining Forces. The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority top management convened port clients and traders to discuss and present various strategies concerning matters on fish supply, current market prices, and agency plans to provide unhampered services to stakeholders relevant to PFDA’s mandates.|
The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority top management convened port clients and traders to discuss and present various strategies concerning matters on fish supply, current market prices, and agency plans to provide unhampered services to stakeholders relevant to PFDA’s mandates.
Led by Atty. Glen A. Pangapalan, PFDA General Manager, and Mr. Miguel B. Lamberte, Jr, Acting Assistant General Manager, the top management organized a meeting with the PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex clients and traders, February 4.
The meeting was organized by the PFDA – NFPC and moderated by Port Manager Luz P. Ortiz.
Mr. Eric M. Sims also presented the overview of the isDA ON THE GO, the PFDA’s flagship Corporate Social Responsibility Project, which is set for expansion this year.
The top management encouraged the port clients and traders to further support various PFDA programs and initiatives like the isDA ON THE GO to further provide affordable and accessible fish and fishery products for the public.
The following client and traders participated during the meeting: Joe Fish Dealer and Trading Services, Mindanao Food Corp., Frabelle Fishing Corp., San Miguel Food Inc., Kai Anya Foods International Corp., and Carmen’s Fish Dealer.
|PFDA Navotas Fish Port Complex officials with NFPC clients and traders|
Last January 28, 2021 virtual meeting, the PFDA top management and Navotas Fish Port Complex initiated a virtual conference with registered importers and traders to discuss strategies to maintain fish supply in the market amid the growing concerns on increasing prices on agricultural products and commodities like pork, chicken and vegetables.
The traders raised some concerns like challenges on fish importation application process, higher logistic and shipping costs due to the pandemic, compounding costs added by the retailers, and shortage of stocks due to high volume of importation of neighboring countries like Thailand and Malaysia, which may be affecting the supply and prices of commodities in the market.
|PFDA Top Management and Key Officials|
Officers from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) such as Dr. Juan D. Albaladejo, Assistant Director for Operations, and Ms. Sandra Victoria Arcamo, Chief of Fisheries Resources Management Division, also participated in the event.
The following fish traders attended the virtual meeting: Fortune Star Marine Resources Inc., AFFTI – St. Joseph, Trans-Pacific Journey Fishing Corporation, Bonanza Fishing and Market Resources, Inc., IRMA Fishing and Trading Inc., RBL Fishing Corporation, Mc Fishing International Corporation, AFFTPI – Royal Pacific Rim, LV Fishing Enterprises, and Maria Fe Fishing Corporation.
The PFDA management extended gratitude to the fish traders and port clients on their contribution to provide unhampered supply of fish and fishery products amid the challenges raised. (Mc Christian Julius A. Macaranas – Public Information Division)