PFDA-ZFPC maintains rising fish unloading streak, matangbaka again tops supply list
Philippine Fisheries Development Authority – Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (PFDA-ZFPC) had once again surpassed its weekly unloading record for four consecutive weeks, according to a centralized PFDA RFPs fish unloading report prepared by the Operations Services Department (OSD) and Public Information Division (PID) during the June 11 to 17, 2021 period.
Based on the report, PFDA-ZFPC has recorded a 38.12 percent increase or equivalent to 321.66 metric tons (MT) of fish available to all its clients and stakeholders across Mindanao and some parts of Western and Central Visayas.
Big-eye scad, also known as matangbaka, remains on top of the list of fish species with the highest supply. This week, matangbaka is responsible for 34.15% of the port’s unloaded fish (109.84 MT). Completing the top five list of species with the highest availability for the week are galunggong (44.04 MT), sardines (35.95 MT), tulingan (11.91 MT), and squid (10.02 MT)
PFDA-ZFPC has already exceeded last quarter’s total unloading record, but the port will continue to work tirelessly for its consumers to maintain this increasing trend in the succeeding weeks.
(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division)