Navotas Fish Port Complex (NFPC), the largest fish port in Southeast Asia, has reported its second-highest unloading in 2021 amid the ongoing government-approved fish importation.


In its latest report, Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) said NFPC has recorded its second-highest unloading volume of the year after unloading 20,000.86 metric tons (MT) of fish and fishery products in October.

Galunggong remained on top of the list of fish species with the highest supply during the last week of October, said PFDA.

Completing the top five list of species with the highest availability were milkfish (bangus), tilapia, dalagang-bukid, and skipjack tuna.

With the closed fishing season fast approaching, the PFDA said it will continue “to work day and night to maintain this high volume of fishery products available for all its clients and stakeholders”.

To recall, there is an ongoing importation of 60,000 MT of fish into the country, which is one of the government’s efforts to tame food prices.

NFPC is currently the leading fish supplier of the National Capital Region and some parts of Central and South Luzon.

In total, during the July to September period, PFDA has unloaded a total of 116,474.43 MT of fish or an average daily unloading of 1,266.02 MT.

PFDA had also processed 397.09 MT of fishery products and produced 9,149.40 MT of ice for its frozen fish supply.

Meanwhile, representatives from the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI) and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – Regional Field Office 1 (BFAR – RFO1) recently met to talk about Sual Fish Port’s (SFP) operations, as well as its ongoing and upcoming projects.

During the meeting with the NFRDI and BFAR team, SFP Officer-in-Charge Francisco Romeo Escandor Jr. discussed the current operation status of the port. Escandor also presented the components of the port’s flagship rehabilitation project which will be commencing soon.

As of September 30, the planned rehabilitation in SFP is up for project implementation. With that, the reconstruction and improvement of the port are expected to begin later in the year.

Source: Manila Bulletin (