Summer weather leads to salt harvest boom
LINGAYEN, Pangasina, Philippines – The intense heat during summer can be bad for fishponds but it can be a boon for the salt industry which accounts for the bulk of the province’s income.
Maximo Abesamis, who has been engaged in the processing of salt and bangus for decades, said the longer the dry season lasts, the greater the amount of salt production.
Salt is produced naturally when sea water evaporates. Manufacturing of sea salt can only be done in areas with low rainfall.
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