P21.9 million milkfish dead in Pangasinan fish kill
Eva Visperas (The Philippine Star) - May 23, 2020 - 12:00am

BOLINAO, Pangasinan, Philippines — Two towns in this province were hit by a fish kill this week, affecting P21.9 million worth of fingerlings and harvestable milkfish.

Bolinao Mayor Alfonso Celeste said 61 fish cages along the Kakiputan Channel in Barangays Tara, Luna and Culang were affected.

Abegail Caracas, Bolinao aquaculture technician, said the fish kill started on Tuesday following a heavy downpour.

In Anda town, fish cages in Barangays Awag and Mal-ong in Anda were affected by fish kill.

Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-Dagupan City chief Westly Rosario said sudden change of temperature or thermal shock, overstocking, low dissolved oxygen and chemical contamination are among the most common causes of fish kill.

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