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50 tons of tilapia lost to fish kill

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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 »

Fish kill hits 2 Dagupan ponds

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Thousands of bangus (milkfish) went belly up here on Thursday after a fish kill hit two areas in this coastal city.

Posted: October 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

LLDA funds sought for fish kill recovery

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Fishermen suffering from huge losses due to last week’s fish kill in the Laguna de Bay are asking local government units (LGUs) for assistance in securing funds provided to lakeside localities by the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA).

Posted: June 4th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Mining firm ordered to pay fish pen owners

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Eastern Visayas has directed a mining company to pay for the losses of owners of fish pens and cages affected by a fish kill in Lake Bito, MacArthur town, Leyte, last weekend.

Posted: May 16th, 2012 in CDN - Visayas,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Mining firm ordered to compensate Leyte lake fishers for stocks lost in fish kill

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CARETAKERS clear a fish cage in the Kakiputan Channel, a body of water separating Anda and Bolinao towns, of dead bangus.  PHOTOS BY RAY B. ZAMBRANO

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Eastern Visayas has directed a mining company to pay for the losses of owners of fish pens and cages affected by a fish kill in Lake Bito, MacArthur town, Leyte last weekend.

Posted: May 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Fishers blame firm’s wastes for fish kill

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Residents of Barangay (village) Imelda here are up in arms against a mining firm that they accused of causing a fish kill that affected one of their main sources of income—tilapia-raising.

Posted: May 6th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t eyes stricter measures vs sewage, piggeries around Taal Lake

Government agencies monitoring the water quality of Taal Lake in Batangas are eyeing stricter measures against dumping of solid wastes, and discharge of sewage and waste water from giant real estate developments, including backyard and commercial piggery farms in the area.

Posted: March 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

BFAR warns of new Taal Lake fishkill

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An official of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has warned fish cage operators and residents in lakeshore areas around Taal Lake that a fishkill could occur anew during the cold months from December to February next year.

Posted: December 13th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Taal fish pens find new home in Romblon

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A number of fish pen operators who suffered huge losses in the massive fish kill that hit Taal Lake two months ago are relocating to Looc Bay in Romblon, the governor of the island-province said.

Posted: July 31st, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

LLDA chief decries demolition job by fish pen operator

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MANILA, Philippines—Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) General Manager Rodrigo Cabrera denied on Wednesday allegations of a fishpen operator that Cabrera and two others had extorted P300,000 from him. Cabrera said the accusation was a “demolition job” but he said he has formed a committee to investigate the alleged involvement of the two LLDA executives in [...]

Posted: June 9th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Losses from fish-kill exceed P190-M, says gov’t

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MANILA, Philippines – Losses from the massive fish kill gripping the provinces of Batangas and Pangasinan have exceeded P190 million, a national disaster agency reported. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said that as of Monday afternoon, Batangas has reported P150 million in losses while Pangasinan reported P40.71 million. At least 374 [...]

Posted: June 6th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

What happened to the fish in Taal Lake?

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Let us first talk of the carrying capacity of the lake. According to the residents interviewed, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) set a limit of 10,000 fish cages which, they said, was very arbitrary and had very little scientific basis. Not only that, the residents estimated that the number of cages was really in the vicinity of 15,000.

Posted: June 6th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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