7 tons of low-priced fish sold in Bohol
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said that as much as 7 tons of low-priced fish was successfully sold in Tagbilaran City during the two-day Bohol Fish Market.
“Boholanos arrived as early as 4 a.m. at the Agriculture Promotions Center here to get their share of fresh fish sold at P70 to P100 lower per kilo than those sold in the island-province’s public markets,” Piñol said.
Overwhelming success!BOHOLANOS SWARM OVER7 TONS OF LOW-PRICED FISH Tagbilaran City – Boholanos arrived as early as…
The fish was supplied from Zamboanga, Caraga, Samar, Misamis Oriental and Iloilo.
The fish, according to Piñol, was “literally gobbled up by over 1,000 local residents who have long complained of very stiff prices of fish in the local market”.
During the event, local fish “Matambaka” was sold at P158 per kilo, while in the local market it is sold at P280.
Favorite fish “Galunggong” was priced at P110 per kilo compared to P220 in the public markets in the province.
The Bohol Fish Market will be opened every Saturday and Sunday starting this week in the same venue until a permanent location could be identified.
The Bohol Fish Market is the first provincial-level TienDA Project to be implemented by the Department of Agriculture and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.