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Philippines: P9-M worth of fish affected by fish kill in CamSur
By Rizza Mostar, 18th October 2016;

At least P9 million worth of Tilapia (Oreochromis sp.) have gone to waste as 95 percent of the fish being grown in Lake Buhi were affected by a fish kill incident.

Overcrowding is seen as the possible cause of the frequent incidents of fish kill in Lake Buhi as over 15,000 fish pens are situated in the lake. This amount is 10 percent more than the ideal capacity of breeding pens in the lake.

Rotten fish are now seen at the lake and a clean-up drive is underway, the Lake Development Office (LDO) said.

The LDO is still waiting for the water sampling result from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to determine the proper solution to end the fish kills in the lake.

For now, the local government has committed to give fingerlings to affected operators who are registered and are paying the right taxes.

Source: ABS-CBN News

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