PRICES of selected seafood were noted to have increased as of Thursday, October 17, 2019, based on the recent price monitoring watch conducted by SunStar Davao.
Commonly bought fish varieties like Matambaka increased to P180 per kilogram (kg) from P140/kg; Moro-moro at P140/kg from P120/kg; and tilapia at P120/kg from P100/kg, depending on their sizes.
Moreover, the price of Bangus (milkfish) increased to P150/kg from P140/kg; Malasugi is at P400/kg from P360/kg; Maya-maya at P280/kg from P230/kg; and Lapu-lapu at P380/kg from P350/kg.
Fish vendors in Bankerohan public market said the price increase of fish is attributed to the low supply.
“Minus ang panagat kay hayag ang bulan ug dako ang balod (Catch was not plenty because of the full moon and large waves),” Nelson Paras, a fish vendor said.
The price of large squid also increased to P150/kg from P130/kg while for the small size is at P140/kg from P100/kg. Also, the price of large shrimp hiked to P320/kg from P300/kg last week. However, the medium sized shrimp’s price remains stable.
Meanwhile, the prices of other seafood products such as Bilong-bilong, Tuna panga, Tuna belly, Tahong, and Imbao also remain stable. (Claire Yvonne Aznar and Ma. Corena Joy Biñan, AdDU interns)