Men gather dead fish found at the Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat Ecotourism Area yesterday.
30 tubs of fish found dead at ecotourism site
Ralph Edwin Villanueva (The Philippine Star) - October 11, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — At least 30 tubs of dead fish were found floating in the Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA) yesterday morning.

Las Piñas public information office chief Jimmy Castellano told The STAR that species such as sapsap, asuhos, silinyasi and flatfish were recovered near the LPPCHEA’s Freedom Island.

Officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, as well as the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), have collected water samples to determine what led to the fishkill, Castellano said. 

Among the possible causes are contaminated water and climate change, he added. 

Cesar Canoy, Las Piñas agriculture chief, said the recovered fish is valued at P700,000 to P1 million.

BFAR warned the public not to eat the fish pending the results of its investigation.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES FISHKILL
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