The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist is urging fish farmers in Negros Occidental to gradually convert to organic aquaculture practices to make it sustainable and environmentally friendly, OIC-Fisheries and Aquaculture Management Head, Lorraine Dela Fuente, said yesterday.
Dela Fuente told the DAILY STAR that shifting to organic practices will be beneficial to the fish farmers as it will cut the cost of their production and will give them bigger gains from pricing to sustaining the industry.
Based on the 2016 records, there are only 26 fish farms that are practicing organic cultivation of mudfish (tilapia) and milkfish (bangus) in fishponds in the province and she urged more fish farmers to gradually convert to this practice.
Meat market price goes down
The prices of the most meat products in Negros Occidental went down to P6 while livestock sold in the auction markets increased to P5 per kilo this week, Provincial Veterinary Office records show.
There was a significant decrease in the prices of meat and poultry products in the market around the province as people went buying more fish catch last week, while livestock price went high as the supply was limited, Provincial Veterinarian Dr. RenanteDecena said yesterday.
PVO records show that meat and poultry price went down for carabao beef at P6.40 per kilo, followed by chevon or goat meat at P5.67, beef at P4.79, dressed chicken at P3.71 and pork at P0.468.
Pump prices up
MANILA– Local oil firms are set to raise prices as early as 6a.m. today.
As of this posting, companies that gave notice of price hikes included Shell with bioethanol impact gasoline to go up by 35 centavos per liter, diesel 40 centavos and kerosene by 40 centavos per liter.
Eastern Petroleum will hike the price of gasoline by 35 centavos per liter and diesel by 50 centavos per liter.
Phoenix Petroleum will increase the price of diesel by 50 centavos per liter and gasoline by 35 centavos per liter.