|Online Convention. As the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) shifts to the new normal and adapt innovative business as usual policy, the PFDA Top Management recently convened with various Regional Fish Ports (RFPs) stakeholders to discuss concerns on maintaining fish supply as part of the efforts in ensuring food sufficiency amid the pandemic.|
As the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) shifts to the new normal and adapt innovative business as usual policy, the PFDA Top Management recently convened with various Regional Fish Ports (RFPs) stakeholders to discuss concerns on maintaining fish supply as part of the efforts in ensuring food sufficiency amid the pandemic.
PFDA Top Management and officers headed by Atty. Glen A. Pangapalan and Assistant General Manager Engr. Miguel B. Lambert, Jr. led the forum, while Port Manager Luz P. Ortiz moderated the discussions.
Among the participants in the virtual forum are stakeholders from the following:
Lucena Fish Port Complex (LFPC): Mr. Hanson Tan Yu, St. Dominic Fish Broker and Reina Mercedes Fishing Corporation; and Mr. Norman Yu, St Dominic Fish Broker;
Iloilo Fish Port Complex (IFPC): Mr. Jake Flores, Metro Iloilo Fish Brokers Association;
Navotas Fish Port Complex (NFPC): Mr. Roderic A. Santos- President - Market 1 Fish Traders Association & Sea Port Royale Inc.; Mr. Jolly Jeamboy O. Borlas, Jeamboy Fish Consignacion; Dr. Mario Daniel Eduardo DG. Pascual, Pascual Fish Trading and President -Market 345 Fish Traders Association; Ms. Teresita De Jesus , Irma Fishing and Trading, Inc. ; Mr. Ferdinand Lim , RBL Fishing Corp. (NFPC); Mr. Peter Paul Santos, Bonanza Fishing and Market Resources, Inc. ; Mr. Wilfredo Resurreccion, St. Joseph Fish Traders; and
Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (ZFPC): Mr. Jaydrick Yap, President - Southern Phils. Deep Sea Fishing Association, Zamboanga City.
Various administrative and operational concerns were raised by the forum participants such as continuous and strict implementation of wearing of IDs upon entry to all port premises, coordination with all fish traders and Local Government Units to ensure unhampered supply of fish within their respective areas, and consistent campaigns of safety and health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 disease.
During the forum, the Top Management extended its gratitude to all the PFDA RFP stakeholders for continuous service and contribution in providing adequate food supply amid the pandemic.
(Public Information Division with photos from the Office of the General Manager)