Growers of bangus (milkfish) in Pangasinan were advised to secure their fisponds in preparation for bad weather conditions from Typhoon Ompong (international code name Mangkhut).
Dagupan City Agriculturist Emma Molina said mitigation measures include providing barriers in fishponds and cages to prevent major losses.
She said growers can place nets on top of ponds and dikes to protect their bangus, and prepare for the possibility of forced harvest as a “last option.” (http://northboundasia.com/2018/09/12/dagupan-bangus-growers-urged-to-prepare-for-mangkhut/)
Ompong is expected to affect several parts of the country this week after it entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility Wednesday afternoon.
Molina also maintained there is no “undersupply” of bangus in the market despite recent rain and floods.
She said Dagupan bangus fetch prices of P140 to P145 per kilo.