2 weeks Buy local bangus and tilapia instead of imported galunggong, consumers told MB |Biz
Ahead of the government’s plan to import fish products like galunggong or round scad, consumers were encouraged to instead buy locally caught and produced fisheries and aquaculture products such as bangus and tilapia. “Comparing galunggong and tilapia, the taste is different but they have the same protein content. It’s the same. So if galunggong is expensive, buy tilapia,” Asis Perez, former director of Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), said in a virtual bi-monthly food security forum on Monday.  Other products that would serve as a good alternative to galunggong, or the ‘poor man’s fish’, would be bangus ... more