DA readies permanent site for Bohol fish market
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is now preparing the site for the establishment of a permanent Bohol Fish Market, which will address the high cost of fish products in the province.
Over the weekend, the highly successful TienDA Bohol Fish Market has reopened with 20 tons of fish sold at prices much lower than in the public markets of the province.
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Director Eduardo Gongona, as cited by Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, said fish supplies sold in the makeshift market came from the Zamboanga Peninsula, Eastern Visayas and the mariculture projects in Bohol Island.
The Bohol Fish Market was only open over the weekend until a permanent site will be prepared in the Baclayon Fish Port Area owned by the Philippine Fishports Development Authority (PFDA), a government corporation under the Department of Agriculture (DA).
“The Bohol Fish Market in Baclayon which is expected to be opened in one month will feature restaurants and eateries where buyers of fresh sea products could have their fish cooked right in front of them,” Piñol said.
According to him, the market will be similar to the Seafood Market in Macapagal Avenue, Pasay City which has become a tourist destination.