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Jan 14, 2020 @ 13:00

BFAR warns public of possible massive fish kill

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) warned that around 6000 fish cages are at risk of being damaged due to the aftermath of the Taal volcano eruption.

Production of dishes thriving in Taal lake such as Sardinella tawilis and tilapia are expected to take a hit with production loss estimated at 15,033 metric tons. This is due to the ongoing volcanic eruption that causes sulfur upwelling in Taal lake.

Other food supplies are also affected. The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office IV-A (DA RFO IV-A) has made an initial report on the damages and losses due to the eruption. Coffee, corn and livestock at Php 74.55 million affecting 752 hectares and 102 animal head. Coffee is the most affected commodity at Php 73.96 million (99%).


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