Giant Tilapia Caught From a Canal In Manila
GIANT TILAPIA – Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRCC) personnel caught a giant tilapia at Estero de San Miguel.
Lots of people preferred to eat Tilapia since because of its cheap price, mild taste and very easy to prepare. In fact, the said fish became the most consumed fish in the US in 2002.
Tilapia is among the most common fishes in the Philippines. Most of them were found in ponds, rivers, shallow streams or brackish water.
In a previous article, Barangay Tanod from Bugasong, Antique died after he accidentally swallowed a live tilapia.
His wife said he usually put the fish in his mouth so that he could catch more fish. Unfortunately, the fish got stuck in his throat and failed to spit it out.
Based on a report from Manila Standards, the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRCC) personnel caught a humongous tilapia fish at the Estero de San Miguel on July 12.
The people who caught the fish weighed more than three (3) kilograms with a length of 20.5 inches.
According to the report, the PRRC River Warriors were cleaning the Estero de San Miguel when the huge tilapia fish surfaced on the water.
These river warriors have been cleaning the said canal ever now and then. It’s one of the great achievements of the city.
Based on the report, PRRC Executive Director Jose Antonio E. Goita stated that the appearance of the big tilapia fish on the canal is a good sign. He believed that the river is now habitable for aquatic animals.
“If we continue to work together in cleaning our waterways and surroundings, more aquatic resources will thrive in these bodies of water, and we could eventually have a free source of food,” he said.
However, Goita advised the public to be careful in consuming the fish from the canal since it might still contain toxic chemicals. The big fish was sent to their agency for tissue testing.
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