Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Biggel's Banot and his Blue Marlin story

PBB housemate, Joseph Emil Biggel is from Banot, a coastal barangay in Gasan, one of the town's major fishing villages. Banot had 895 residents by the end of 2007.

In December 2009, the same "Biggel" who was a fresh graduate of Bognuyan National High School (students from said school were selected by this blogger for the "Viva Marinduque" theater project but Biggel was only interested in basketball then), was the source of my news regarding a big fish caught in the waters of Gasan. He produced photos of the fish (appropriately credited to him), with a friend's cellphone camera.



My blogpost dated Dec. 29, 2009, and said Biggel's photos are reproduced here:

Two fishermen named 'Inshot' and Edwin from the fishing village of Banot in Gasan caused quite a stir when they anchored their outrigger dragging this huge silvery-white fish, Malasugui, caught near the Tres Reyes Islands off Gasan. This Blue Marlin is said to have weighed a hundred kilos and measured about nine feet long. The long spear-shaped upper jaw of this big fish was cut off to be preserved by the catchers as anting-anting, charm against asuangs.

Sold at one hundred fifty pesos per kilo the families of the two fishermen met the holiday season with faces beaming, gratified for their Christmas wishes granted.

Photos by Joseph Emil Biggel.



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