Massive Fish Kill in Phillippines' Lake Sebu Wipes Out 1400 Metric Tons of Tilapia
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Philippines News Agency] by Allen Estabillo - February 9, 2017
Officials of Lake Sebu town in South Cotabato have placed the entire area under the state of calamity due to a recent massive fish kill that destroyed around P126 million worth of tilapia.
Zaldy Artacho, Lake Sebu municipal agriculture officer, said the fish death started late last week in portions of the lake, after the dissolved oxygen content dropped back to critical low levels because of a sudden increase in water temperature.
The phenomenon, known locally as “kamahong,” came after almost a week of sporadic heavy rains in the area.
Roberto Bagong, action officer of the Lake Sebu Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, said Thursday the municipal council issued the calamity declaration in a session on Wednesday.
He said the move was based on a recommendation from their office and the MDRRM Council headed by Mayor Antonio Fungan.
But he said the council has set conditions that they need to accomplish in line with the declaration, among them the immediate submission of some documentary requirements...
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