September Monthly Briefer resized

Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Regional Fish Ports (RFP) managed to deliver 27,106.31 metric tons (MT) of fishery products despite the recent devastation brought by Super Typhoon Karding and four other strong typhoons in September 2022.

Amid hoisted storm signals all over the country, all PFDA RFPs have guaranteed enough supply of fish for all its clients and stakeholders nationwide. Leading this month’s unloading is the PFDA – General Santos Fish Port Complex (PFDA-GSPFC) with 12,371.10 MT of fish supplied to its consumers.

Meanwhile, despite Karding’s damage to the heavily populated main island of Luzon, the PFDA – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) maintained a five-digit fish unloading at 10,566.13 MT.

On the other hand, despite Karding’s first landfall as a super typhoon in the province of Quezon, the PFDA – Lucena Fish Port Complex (PFDA-LFPC) made sure that a much-needed supply of fish is available to their consumers. As of September 19, the Quezon port unloaded 1,091.97 MT of fish.

In addition, the PFDA – Bulan Fish Port Complex (PFDA-BFPC) and the PFDA – Sual Fish Port (PFDA-SFP which are also both in typhoon-battered Luzon managed to deliver 226.45 MT and 381.29 MT of fish in September, respectively.

Moreover, as Western Visayas sustained significant damage during ST Karding, the PFDA – Iloilo Fish Port Complex (PFDA-IFPC) defied torrential rains and unloaded 1,619.66 MT of fish.

On the other hand, some fishing vessels were stranded in the southern portion of the country due to ST Karding. Amidst the dangers of the typhoon, the PFDA – Davao Fish Port Complex (PFDA-DFPC) and the PFDA – Zamboanga Fish Port Complex (PFDA-ZFPC) continued some of their operations to provide quality and enough supply of fish. The Mindanao ports delivered 482.80 MT and 366.91 MT of fish, respectively.   

According to the Department of Agriculture (DA), the cost of agricultural damage due to Karding has reached P3.12 billion and affected at least 108,594 farmers and fisherfolk nationwide.

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division) feed

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