Products of Sual Pangasinan


One of the livelihood of the residents in Sual Pangasinan is the
Cottage Industries which their products include woven split bamboo mats or locally known as “sawali”.

Salted & Dried Fish

Fishing is also one of the sources of income of the residents in Sual Pangasinan. People are use to catch fish and processed it by using salt and sunlight to preserved their fishes. Their finished product “tuyo” is one of the Filipino delicacies.

Fresh Tuna

Sual Pangasinan is also known as a place where fresh tuna are sold. Many people believe that the place is a perfect place to buy cheaper and yet fresh tuna because of its fish port complex.

Friend Fish “ Daing”

Aside from “tuyo” Sual Pangasinan also process dried fish locally known as ‘Daing” How does fisherman prepare this salty fish? The fish is split open and then de-gutted. They are sprinkled with a generous amount of salt, which is necessary to prevent deadly bacteria from forming on the surface of the fish. They are then left to dry in the sun. To make the process of drying much faster, these fish are placed on top of screens. When they are dry enough, the fish are then stored. Dried fish has a long storage life. Fishes used to make “Daing” are small to medium size of pelagic fishes.

Dried Squid and Octopus

Dried squid and octopus are also sold in Sual Pangasinan. Dried squid is produced from cleaned squid that are sun-dried. It has a strong smell and chewy texture. Same procedure is done in making dried octopus.

Sual Pangasinan discovered the Brickstones Making Industry. I was amazed when I watch it in Primera Balita (A Regional TV News Program) that in the town of Sual Pangasinan, they are making brickstones made of plastic materials. We all know that Brickstones are made of clay, sand and cement. But in Sual, instead of using clay, they are using plastic materials. That is the thing which made it environmental friendly. Since plastics are not biodegradable, it can cause of major environmental concerns. Statistics show that we are consuming more and more plastics every year. It is estimated that an average individual uses around 130 plastic bags per year. Most of them go straight to our landfill and a very small percentage of plastic bags are actually recycled. A reduction in our use of plastic is essential in solving the environmental problems stemming from them.

Garbage disposal in Sual in not a problem because they collecting plastics and use it as a materials in brickstones making. It’s a dual Purpose actually, because they eliminate the problems in garbage disposal in their town and at the same time, they can earn more money out of it. And according to them, it is more durable than the brickstones made of clay.

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