What to expect toward the end of this year and the start of year 2014? Hold your breath and preferably hold your wallet tight. Expect a shortage of galunggong and expect a stiff price increase. However, if events turned out according to plans, the reverse occurs afterwards.
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is studying the possibility of implementing a fishing closed season specifically for the poor man’s fish known as GG, the round scad galunggong. The act was inspired by the previous fishing closed season implemented on Visayas and Zamboanga sea. The project not only increased the population of sardines species but also the galunggong.
I think they were referring to this particular closed season!
The Capture Fisheries Technology Division (CFTD-BFAR) has to conduct researches like galunggong rich areas, breeding season and production capacity. The initial prospect is the Northern part of Palawan.
I am going to miss my favorite galunggong pinangat. It can’t be helped. We need to give our food source a time to breath, rest, enjoy themselves and multiply.