Fishkill losses reach P115 M

More than P115 million worth of fish were lost in fishkill in Batangas and Pangasinan, the government said yesterday.

Benito Ramos, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director, said the losses in Batangas totaled P74.826 million, and P40.71 million in Pangasinan.

In Batangas, the fishkill affected 164 fish cages in four barangays: Sampaloc in Talisay, Leviste in Laurel, Poblacion in San Nicolas, and Subic Ilaya in Agoncillo.

In Pangasinan, the fishkill affected 108 fish cages and 39 operators.

These fish cages are based in six barangays, namely Culang and Catubig in Bolinao, and Mal-ong, Awag, Siapar and Narra in Anda.

Ramos said local governments have assured the public that only fish from areas unaffected by the fishkill would be sold in markets. Agricultural offices and local governments in Pangasinan are monitoring and clearing operations of fish cages, he added.

Read more at Philippine Star

Con Yap