Smoked fish or Tinapa is fish cooked\/preserved through smoking and is a Filipino native delicacy. It has a two-stage process: the brining part, which gives it a good salty taste and makes it moist; and the smoking part, which cooks the fish and gives it the smoky flavor. \r\n\r\nSmoked Fish products are available throughout the year because a wide variety of fish species like Lapad, Tunsoy, Banak, Kabasi, Hasa-Hasa, Galunggong and Tamban can be processed using the same technology. Except for Galunggong, all other species command a higher price.\r\n\r\nI. Estimated Investment Costs\r\n\r\n\r\n* Based on 2009 prices\r\n** Sources of prices:\r\n- Paco, San Andres, and Sta Ana Wet Markets (for fresh fish and ingredients)\r\n- Landmark, SM Department Store, Binondo shops\/stores (for utensils and equipments)\r\n\r\nII. Procedure\r\n\r\n1. Cut the fish along the back just above the backbone to split it open leaving the belly solid.\r\n2. Remove all internal organs and blood.\r\n3. Wash fish thoroughly with running water.\r\n4. Prepare brine solution (i.e., mixture of water and salt). For 20-kg. fresh fish, use 4 gallons of water and 1.5 kls. of salt.\r\n5. Place the fish in the brine solution for 30 minutes. Be sure that the fish is completely submerged.\r\n6. Boil the brine solution for at least 5 minutes. Boiling the brine solution aids in maintaining the firmness of the fish.\r\n7. Strain the cooked fish and arrange in bamboo sieves. Be sure that excess water is completely drained.\r\n8. Partially sundry fish for 30-45 minutes. Make sure to cover fish with fishnet to avoid contamination.\r\n9. Prepare smokehouse using charcoals and sawdust or \u201ckusot\u201d as fuel.\r\n10. Put fish in bamboo sieves inside the smokehouse and cover. Smoking time varies according to size or dryness of fish. Longer smoking time makes storage longer.\r\n11. Remove fish from bamboo sieves and let them cool in room temperature.\r\n12. Weigh and wrap in plastic bags, then seal.\r\n\r\nAssumption: Fish Smoking is done for 22 days\/month\r\nSources on procedures:\r\n- Sustainable Livelihood Options for the Philippines \u2013 An Information Kit (Coastal Ecosystem). Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).\r\n- Department of Science and Technology (DOST) \u2013 Industrial Technology Development Institute\r\n\r\nIII. Estimated Costing and Pricing (for 1Kg of Tinapa)\r\nA. Product Costing\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n* The higher the volume of production per day (more than 20 kgs.), the lower the production cost, thus further increasing the mark-up to more than 25%. The higher the markup, the higher the profit margin.\r\n* If price per kilogram is lower compared with the existing market price, increase mark-up to 25% or more.\r\n* Labor is based on NCR Minimum Wage Rates per Wage Order No. NCR-14 effective 14 June 2008.\r\n\r\nIV. Registration Requirements\r\n\r\n1. Business Name Registration\r\nDepartment of Trade and Industry (DTI) within NCR\r\n\r\na) 12\/F, Trafalgar Plaza,\r\n105 H.V. Dela Costa St., Salcedo Village, Makati City\r\nTel. No.: 811.8232 loc. 208\r\n\r\nb) 2\/F, Park N\u2019 Ride, Lawton,\r\nP. Burgos Ave., Dr. Basa St., Ermita, Manila\r\nTel. No.: 536.7153\r\n\r\nc) G\/F, Highway 54 Plaza,\r\nEDSA, Mandaluyong City (across SM Megamall), Tel. No.: 706.1767\r\n\r\nd) 5\/F, Araneta Square Mall, Monumento Circle, Kalookan City\r\nTel. Nos.: 332.0854 \/ 332.0829\r\n\r\nDTI Office in the province where the business is located \r\nWebsite: www.bnrs.dti.dov.ph for online registration \r\nValidity: 5 years\r\n\r\n2. Mayor\u2019s Permit \/ Residence Certificate and Sanitary Permit\r\nMunicipality or city where the business is located\r\nValidity: 1 year\r\n\r\n3. Tax Identification Number (TIN) \r\nBureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) BIR National Office Bldg.\r\nAgham Road, Diliman, Quezon City\r\nTrunkline: (632) 981.7000 \/ 981.8888\r\nEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org \r\nwww.bir.gov.ph\r\n\r\nBIR Regional or District Office where the business is located\r\n\r\n4. BFAD Certificate\r\nBureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) Civic Drive, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City\r\nTel. No.: (632) 807.0721 \/ 842.5606\r\nEmail: email@example.com \r\nwww.bfad.gov.ph\r\n\r\nBFAD Office in the province where the business is located\r\nValidity: 1 year\r\n\r\nV. Financing\r\n\r\nSmall Business Corporation\r\n17\/F and 18\/F, Antel Corporate Center,\r\n139 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City\r\nTel. No.: (632) 751.1888 www.sbgfc.org.ph\r\n(Direct lending for individual borrower with an asset size of\r\nP500,000 \u2013 P100M)\r\n\r\nPeople\u2019s Credit and Finance Corporation (PCFC)\r\n2\/F, Accelerando Building,\r\n395 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City\r\nTel. Nos.: (632) 897.8521 or 752.3745\r\nFax No.: (632) 325.0448\/49\r\nEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org \r\nwww.pcfc.gov.ph\r\n\r\nNational Livelihood Development Corporation (NLDC)\r\n4\/F, Hanston Building, F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City\r\nTel. Nos.: (632) 914.7290 to 97 or 631.2955\/57\r\nEmail: email@example.com\r\n\r\nVI. Technical Assistance\r\n\r\nDepartment of Science and Technology \u2013 Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) \r\nDOST Compound, Gen. Santos Ave., Bicutan, Taguig, Metro Manila\r\nTel. Nos.: (632)837.2071 to 82\r\nTelefax: (632)837.3167\r\nEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org\r\n\r\nTechnology Resource Center (TRC)\r\nTLRC Building, 103 J. Abad Santos cor.\r\nLopez Jaena Sts., Little Baguio, San Juan, Metro Manila\r\nTel. No.: (632) 727.6205 \r\nwww.tlrc.gov.ph\r\n\r\nTechnical Education and Skills\r\nDevelopment Authority (TESDA) Women\u2019s Center\r\n37 East Service Road, South Superhighway, Taguig City\r\nTelefax No.: (632) 818.8062\r\nTrunkline: (632) 814.4076 loc. 278\r\nEmail: email@example.com \r\ntwc.tesda.gov.ph\r\n\r\nSource: www.dti.gov.ph\r\nBUREAU OF MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT (BMSMED)\r\n5\/F, Trade and Industry Building\r\n361 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave. Makati City\r\nTel. Nos.: (02) 897.1693 \/ 897.7596 \/ 890.4968\r\nFax No.: (02) 896.7916 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org \r\n\r\nPhoto: eagledistributorsinc.com\r\n\r\nDo you like this business idea? then please consider subscribing to our PINOY BISNES RSS feed. You can also subscribe by email and have new articles sent directly to your inbox. (Once you entered your e-mail address, you need to login to your e-mail account and click the link to confirm your subscription).