Dagupan officials still on alert to prevent entry of fish that died from fish kill

DAGUPAN CITY — Officials of the City Agriculture Office here are still continuing their 24/7 vigilance in the market to prevent the entry of fish that died from the massive fish kill that broke out two weeks agoin western Pangasinan.

City Agriculture Officer Emma Molina said that their personnel, along with those from the City Market Division, are still on alert to ensure that all fish being brought to the Dagupan Fish Market by delivery trucks from western Pangasinan are safe for human consumption.

This is because two weeks after a big fish kill in Bolinao and Anda towns, many housewives are still wary of buying milkfish.

Molina said they are requiring every truck delivering fish to the Dagupan Fish Market to produce auxiliary invoices issued by fishery officials from their place of origin, otherwise they will not be allowed entry into the fish market.

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 appeared still a bit slow in the fish market on account of the reluctance of housewives to buy milkfish, especially if these come from western Pangasinan.

There is still noticeable reluctance of some housewives to buy milkfish on account of the massive fish kill that happened in western Pangasinan. PNA/northboundasia.com