The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) sent a team to this town on Friday to investigate a supposed fishkill, which residents of a coastal village here attributed to bunker oil that they said leaked from the Bataan Thermal Power Plant (BTPP) in Barangay (village) Kitang Dos.
By Juan Escandor Jr.
A two-week old fishkill has hit 70 percent of 18,770 tilapia fish cages in Lake Bato, affecting an estimated P52.5 million worth of tilapia stock, the Municipal Agriculture Office said Wednesday.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
Guimaras officials and residents have reported a case of fish kill along the coast of a village contaminated by bunker fuel from a sunken vessel.
By Gabriel Cardinoza
“Bangus” (milkfish) prices plunged from P90 a kilo to P10 for a whole week at the end of June when news broke out that rotting bangus were flushed down Sual Bay, prompting the local government to consider suing fish cage owners for economic sabotage.
The fishkill scourge has again affected the town of Anda, days after the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) declared its waters in western Pangasinan free of red tide.