BANGUS DEBONING / BONELESS BANGUS
- Wash the fish
- Split the fish, butterfly style.
- Remove the internal organs, gills, blood and slime.
- Remove the backbone and dorsal fins by means of a sharp knife.
- With the use of forceps, remove the spines at the belly cavity. This can be done easily because the spiner are superficially embedded.
Make a superficial slit along the dent of the dorsal and ventral muscles with the edge of a knife. Remove spines one after the other by inserting the pair of forceps between the segments of the dorsal and ventral muscles.
Continue removing the spines in similar manner on the dorsal and ventral areas until all spines are eliminated.
From the dorsal portion, there are approximately 44 branching spines embedded between the muscle segments. Starting from the nape along the lateral line 22 spines are embedded and along the ventral muscles are 24 spines.
Source: semi intensive pond for milkfish, DA brochure
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Vol. II IRR and SMISLE publications- bfar
MARID agribusiness digest
September and October 1999