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Milkfish Production and Marketing Information

Milkfish most important producers nowadays are both Indonesia and Philippines. Milk fish is an important seafood product in Southeast Asia and some of Pacific Islands. They can be found in Pacific and Indian Ocean. Milk fish is a tropical fish that can grow up to 1.80 m, but they are found mostly not more than 1 m. The lifespan of this fish is 15 years and they feed on small invertebrates, algae, and cyanobacteria since milk fish does not have teeth and they are an herbivorous animal. Milk fish has various other names in several different countries such as bandeng or bolu in Indonesia, but Philippines called it as bangus.

Milkfish production and marketing
Milk fish is already occurred around 800 years ago start from the Philippines to other countries such as Indonesia and Taiwan. Milk fish is also raised in farm fishing inside fish pen. Traditional farm fishing use wildly caught milk fish to supply the ponds; however as time goes by now farmers can spawn breeding fish and the eggs used to supply enough milk fish in the farm ponds.
Both wildly caught or farm fishing milk fish is produced into wide range of milkfish seafood product with canned style becomes the most popular and internationally distributed to other countries. Milk fish is an extremely bony and this is why the flesh should be deboned by an expert skill. The fish has mild flavor with soft white flesh and it is the reason of why milk fish is great for cooking preparations or ingredients.
Indonesia and Philippines are two major milkfish suppliers and distributors. Global aquaculture production of the milk fish has increase from year to year since milk fish becomes one of the most essential farmed fish species worldwide. More than 95 percents farmed production of milkfish is done by Indonesia and Philippines (combined). They can be produced into various styles such as canned, smoked, frozen, fresh, fermented, dried, and many more. The demands of these products are steadily increase every year. Milk fish are mostly marketed commercially not more than 2 pounds.
Prepare and cooking a whole round milk fish might be challenging. This fish has small bones and need to be removed before you cooking and consuming it. It needs an expert skill to remove all the bones one by one; even an expert can spend around twenty minutes just to debone each of the fish. Deboning alternative which is very effective is to use pressure cook to soften the bones so people can eat the bones comfortably. In Indonesia, this kind of product is sold as “bandeng presto”.
Despite this difficult preparation and cooking, milkfish seafood product is still extremely popular in Asia especially in Southeast Asia where the fish is farmed for centuries already. Milk fish also packed with full of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals such as omega 3 fatty acids, protein, vitamin B12, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Selenium, and so on. Omega 3 fatty acids oil in the fish is known to lower heart disease and the DHA plus EPA contained in the oil good for children’s brain development. Protein is good to enhance immune system and help to prevent coronary heart disease. Both of omega 3 and protein are required by our body, especially omega 3 because human body cannot produce it on their own.
Some facts about milk fish
Below are some facts about milk fish as seafood consumption:
-          Milk fish can be cooked with various ways but usually they are fried or grilled or made into soup.
-          The meats can be used as sashimi ingredient, fish balls, and fish cakes.
-          Milk fish products are very popular either processed or fresh.
-          Milk fish is popular seafood product in Indonesian town such as Sidoarjo that near Surabaya, East Java and Juwana which near Semarang, Central Java.
-          Eating milk fish can help to lower hypertension risk
-          National fish of Indonesia is milk fish, but it popularly known as bandeng
-          The disadvantages for having or eating milk fish is that they have numerous bones and the fishy smell
-          Milk fish is often being served with the head and the tail still attached
That’s several important information and facts about milkfish. You should try to experience milk fish taste if you never consume it. It is a healthy choice for your diet and cheap for your budget.

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