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.
By Shiena M. Barrameda
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.
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.
By Maricar Cinco
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.
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.