Sufficient fish supply assured amid COVID-19
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Despite the COVID-19 triggered disruptions in the country’s food supply chain, Filipinos will have an adequate supply of fish, a staple food for majority of the population, throughout the entire year, an official data showed. Based on Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources’ (BFAR) forecast, the country’s total fish supply would end at 3.35 million metric tons (MT), which would slightly exceed demand seen at 3.33 million MT. For the end of second quarter alone, the country will also enjoy an 11-day surplus equivalent to 101,792 MT of fish, with 934,920 MT supply exceeding the 833,128 MT demand.
Miraflor, M. B (2020, May 3). Sufficient fish supply assured amid COVID-19. Manila Bulletin, p. B-1.
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Fish; Fishery data; Fishery economics; Season regulations; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Department of Agriculture (DA); Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA); Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya); Dar, William; Pangapalan, Glen; Philippines; Navotas; Lucena; Sual; Camaligan; Bulan; Iloilo; General Santos; Zamboanga City; Davao
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