Tilapia Processing, Salted and Dried

Like most of other freshwater fish, tilapia are made into daing (salted and dried).


  1. Split tilapia along the backbone into butterfly fillets.
  2. Remove gills and internal organs and wash thoroughly.
  3. Drain, then immerse fish in brine solution (3 parts water, 1 part salt) for 3 minutes to 1 hour depending upon the size of the fish.
  4. Dry under the sun for 1 to 2 days and store in a cool and dry place. Small tilapia can be dried with the gills ad viscera.
  5. Dried tilapia may be process into fish meal by mechanical grinding.

For more information, contact:

TRC at TLRC Building
#103 J. Abad Santos cor. Lopez Jaena Sts.,
Little Baguio, San Juan, Metro Manila
Tel: (02) 727-6205
Web: www.tlrc.gov.ph

source: www.tlrc.gov.ph


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