Dagupan officials on alert to prevent fish scare

Dagupan officials on alert to prevent fish scare

DAGUPAN CITY — Personnel of the City Agriculture Office here are still continuing their 24/7 vigilance on delivery trucks to make sure that no fish that died from the fish kill would reach the Dagupan City Fish Market.

City Agriculture Officer Emma Molina said that her personnel, along with those from the City Market Division, are still on alert so that the fish being brought to the Dagupan Fish Market are safe for human consumption.

Molina said they are requiring every truck delivering fish for sale in bulk to the Dagupan Fish Market to produce auxiliary invoices issued by fishery officials in fish producing areas as proof that the fish shipment is safe.

Without the auxiliary invoices, the delivery trucks will not be allowed to unload their cargo anywhere in Dagupan, she said.

At the same time, Molina revealed that trading of milkfish is yet slow in the fish market possibly due to the reluctance of households to buy fish on account of the fish kill that happened in western Pangasinan.

Despite the assurance of Molina that the fish being sold in Dagupan is safe, some households seemed still avoiding to buy milkfish yet as they fear some of fish being sold died from fish kill. PNA/northboundasia.com