Another fish kill hits South Cotabato's Lake Sebu

Climate Change/Environment • Tue Oct 24, 2017 08:21 AM  •  119   0
By Roel Osano/Edwin Fernandez
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Photo courtesy of Amiel Cagayan/
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LAKE SEBU, South Cotabato - Another fish kill hits South Cotabato's major producer of fresh water fish that officials blamed on climate change and lack of oxygen.

Lake Sebu Mayor Antonio Fungan said fish cage operators were forced to harvest tilapia after several to prevent losses.

Earlier, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources declared oxygen supply in the lake has been enough, giving the green light for cage operators to release fingerlings.

Fungan believed over supply of fingerlings triggered the fish kill due to limited oxygen.

The torrential rains spawned by Storm Paolo contributed in the fishkill.

In January this year, massive fish kill also hit the lake that led to millions worth of Tilapia going to trash.


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