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Dagupan fish farmers asked to be wary about hot weather

DAGUPAN CITY—Fishpond and cage owners in Dagupan were cautioned to take immediate steps to protect their fish in captivity in fishponds and cages from the hot weather conditions prevailing this summer.

With temperature in the city rising at mostly past 40 degrees Celsius and at one time 44 °C, fishes in captivity like milkfish, and high-value fish like siganid (malaga), grouper (lapu-lapu) and others, are under threat from fish kill.

Maximo Solis, operations officer of the city’s Task Force Bantay Ilog, said since some fish farmers overstocked their fishponds and cages, they need to reduce their stocks to allow enough room for the fish to breath.

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