Ludong Fish

The Ludong or Lobed river mullet is a freshwater mullet. While it is claimed to be endemic to Cagayan River and tributaries extending through the watersheds of Cagayan Valley and the Santa-Abra River Systems of Ilocos Sur and Abra in the Philippines.

According to the BFAR, this fish is habituating in the deep pools of Addalem River in Aglipay, Quirino, and rapids of Didimpit in Laca ...

b, Jones, Isabela.

A mature fish weighs from 0.25 kg to 2 kg and costs P4,000- P5,000 a kilo, making it the most expensive fish in the country. It commands a very high price in the market because it is seasonal and difficult to catch.

This fish is known for its unique taste and peculiar aroma when cooked. In fact, its unique taste makes it one of the most sought-after ingredients in making delicious dishes.  Wiki

Ludong or Lobed river mullet Cestraeus plicatilis News

  • P26M Sought For Ludong Conservation In Cagayan

    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is seeking P26 million to fund a conservation program for "ludong," a rare fish that thrives in the headwaters of the Cagayan River and river systems in the Ilocos region.

    Known as the countrys most expensive fish, ludong is being sold for P6,000 a kilogram.

    The program will require a resource and socioeconomic profile of the ludong environment and an assessment of the fishing technologies used by fishing communities, according to Dr. Evelyn Ame, BFAR national focal person on ludong.

    This will enable the BFAR to improve livelihood o ...

  • BFAR Bans Fishing Of Ludong

    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in the Cagayan Valley region has begun implementing the ban on the catching of the "ludong" fish to allow it to multiply.

    BFAR Administrative Circular No. 247 declares a closed season on the catching of the high-value fish.

    The closed season, a period during which the taking of specified fishery species is prohibited in a specified area in Philippine waters, has been set from Oct. to Nov. 15 each year.

    Covered by the ban is the entire stretch of the Cagayan River, including its tributaries, headwaters, and watersheds along with the ...

  • BFAR-2 Probes Presence Of Northwest Pacific Salmon In Isabelas Abuan River

    BFAR-2 Probes Presence Of Northwest Pacific Salmon In Isabelas Abuan River

    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Region 2 is exploring the possible presence of "ludong" fish, also known as the President's Fish or Northwest Pacific Salmon, in the upstream of Abuan River located in the eastern portion of this city.

    Ludong, which sells for at least P5,000 per kilogram, is listed as one of the world's most endangered fresh water fish. It is known for its delicious taste.

    A team is mounting a fish exploration in the area to catch a pair of ludong to be transported to the BFAR breeding station in Aparri, Cagayan for study and possible breeding, said ...