BFAR HEIGHTENS PRICE MONITORING IN CENTRAL LUZON
BFAR Central Luzon, to avoid illegal price manipulation and hoarding during this trying time, is now conducting daily price monitoring in major markets and landing centers throughout the region. Provincial technical staff and law enforcement personnel were deployed to collect and use real time data in order to anticipate, and ideally, avoid interruptions in the supply of fish and other fishery commodities. The volume and origin of fish supplies are also closely monitored.
Disruptive events such as this pandemic must be met with a response that will safeguard the population. The price monitoring action will help to avoid panic and unrest while at the same time, contributing a sense of control and confidence in the stream of fish and other food supply in the region. (Rosalie Calaguas - Cuyugan/ photos from BFAR3 Bantay Presyo Group)