Part 2, Milkfish Harvest 4/8/20

How to farm for profit in the Philippines, business ideas. General advice about farming and business, how to get permit’s and licenses. Life style expectations and experiences.


  1. What went wrong that looks like a cluster Fโ€”k. Damn sorry ๐Ÿ˜ to see the mess. I was rooting for your success with the virus problem. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

  2. Why not set the net before the harvest . Days or day earlier? Since itโ€™s a time critical issue. Good luck these guys are going to need it. Mountain people ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜God love them.

  3. Give them a fishing pole they are eight up and thatโ€™s no tied score.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

  4. Well I know the net was too big from Jen’s vid,use it on the azolea fields,trial an error,least you know to go smaller ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  5. Don’t know where Gabriel found these guys, looks like its’s the first time they have done this, doesnt matter if the fish are caught up, can pick them off later, once the net is gathered upl

  6. I really wanted to see you get a good income from the fish, but they will give you a heart attack. Unreal. But its always a learning curve when dealing with Filipino workers. All the best

  7. You are going to have to do like a class room and show them on a board with chalk what is the plan. Some times it seams as they donโ€™t understand each other and when you tell one what to do itโ€™s completely different what they tell the others. I have the same problem when I ask my wife to ask something you say it in 5 words and it takes half an hour to translate SO FRUSTRATING

  8. I think Brian was too busy to research a good way to harvest n not listening to Gabriel really hurt him on the net ya live n ya learn sometimes the hard way I guarantee it won’t be like this next time!!

  9. 2 videos and not a single fish harvested. They seem like they dont know what they are doing. Brian hand the camera to someone, and go down there and give some directions.

  10. I surely have to find a way to harvest the fish easier than this. Maybe double the netting and pull/fold the inside net to one side to bring the fish to one side. Thank you Brian for your response on my netting quote. I’m going to be buying a lot of fishnets because our wild catch fishpen across the bay needed a new nets estimated 80k pesos. We are getting it ready for the tuna season.

    1. Mind if I ask where you live Anne, i am in in pangasinan, philippines. We have a lot of fish pen, cage and pons, on the coast near me. By the way, couldnt believe the price i saw for a 0.8 hectare pons near Dagupan. They were asking 4.2 million pesos($ 84k?) for it !!๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    2. @A Foreigner Farming in the Philippines What I’m going to do is keep adding on so we’ll have harvests every other month or every month if possible. We’re going to raise oysters, mussels and clams on the 3 meters outside perimeter.

  11. That’s why they need a smaller size net because this will happen, I know Gabriel was trying to tell you about this on previous videos. sometime it’s better to listen to experienced guys.

  12. i’ been watching a video how Israeli do some quick and easy way of fish farming in a pool..they spread all the chicken manure all over it on the ground they drop the manure without water little by little.. they do some like asphalting and after that’ they prepared a usage size of the net as well as the same size of the large pool..they laying the net while out of water..and every edge of it is connected of the both side of the long pipe or bar..and each of the the end of the net is connected to the long bar and hooked up it up to the crane..before that they complete the process of doing laying the whole size of the on the ground and let them the water came in..when the water is enough they wait for a few days and then they drop fingerlings of the water and the manure will become their food for a couple of months without dropping a single feeds…and a kind of fish tilapia is ready for harvesting for couple of months like that! and said so the easy way of do some harvesting is very quick and easy of lifting the net by a electrical motor or lets say a converted a one time is easy to catch all the fish without left behind of the water..

  13. Sorry brian, it’s hard to get them to understand. What they understand and what you mean is different and they will tell you they understand just to please you but really they dont. You are fighting much of a culture that does not value time in the same manner as in the west. Time is money is just not well understood in a “just good enough” sysrem. This is one of the hardest things for westerners to deal with. Lack of language is another barrier.

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