Fishkill has hit Taal Lake in Batangas anew. The worth of damage from the recent fishkill has now reached P53 million according to authorities, as reported by Sun Star.
The incident said to have started early this week.
According to a May 25 GMA News report, residents in Balete, Batangas blamed the waste disposal activities of local piggeries for the fishkill. The report added that high concentration of nitrite and ammonia (toxic substances found in animal wastes) were found by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources when the water in affected areas in Balete were tested.
Meanwhile, Talisay Municipal Agriculturist Zenaida Macatangay pointed out climate change as well as the onset of the rainy season as the reasons for the incident, according to a report by ABS-CBN.
In 2008, P3.25 million worth of cultured tilapia in two villages of Talisay town were destroyed in a fish kill incident in Taal Lake.