Dipolog experiences Tamban surplus PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 10 April 2017 12:06

Dipolog city has experienced a surplus of tamban resulting to a big price drop in the price of the fish variety.

Pedling S. Munap, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Chief Fisheries Management Regulatory and Enforcement Division. attributes the excess produce to the city’s adherence to guidelines covering Closed Fishing Season.

The BFAR also attributes the excess production to upwelling, a natural process which brings cold, nutrient-rich water to the surface.

“This is a positive effect as we are assured of the supply of tamban usually used for sardines,” said Munap.

During that time, the price of tamban was said to have dropped from P180 per 40 kilograms to as low as P4.00 per kilo.

One buyer was reportedly able to buy around 12 metric tons of the fish variety.

Although the BFAR was anticipating the surplus to last for several days, rains that poured into the city affected the temperature and salinity of the water which caused the tamban to move out of the area.  (RGAAGo)