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Ships with coal seen as red tide ‘carriers’

sual coal power plant

The red tide outbreak that hit the coastal waters of Alaminos City last week may have come from “seeds” of harmful algae accidentally introduced to the Lingayen Gulf by ships delivering coal to a power plant in Sual town, Pangasinan province, according to the head of the National Integrated Fisheries Technology Development Center.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

BFAR says Lake Bato fish deaths ‘normal’

The fish kill that started on May 7 in Lake Bato in Bato town, Camarines Sur province, is affecting 70 percent of more than 18,000 fish cages.  JUAN ESCANDOR JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in the Bicol region has declared that the incident of tilapia dying in Lake Bato in Camarines Sur province is not a case of fish kill but part of the normal life cycle of cultured tilapia.

Posted: May 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Exec sees P52M in losses in fish kill in Camarines Sur lake

The fish cage industry in Lake Bato suffered an estimated loss of at least P52 million in a fish kill affecting about 70 percent of 18,770 fish cages in the lake, according to municipal agriculture officials.

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

50 tons of tilapia lost to fish kill


At least 50 tons of cultured tilapia were lost as fish kill hit parts of Taal Lake in Batangas province, a normal phenomenon that occurs during the cold months, according to experts.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Businesses blamed for Olongapo fish kill

THE KALALAKE RIVER where a fish kill happened last week ROBERT GONZAGA

Fish along the Kalalake River here floated dead on Tuesday night, providing free food to residents who live beside the river that empties into Subic Bay.

Posted: January 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »