Massive fish kill wipes out Lake Sebu's tilapia stock
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A massive fish kill has left this lakeside town, Central Mindanao’s largest tilapia supplier, gasping for air. More than P120 million worth of tilapia grown in Lake Sebu was lost in what officials said was the worst fish kill to hit this town in years. Authorities blamed heavy rain triggered by the tail end of a cold front and a low pressure area last month, spawning floods and turning the water turbid in the 354-hectare lake where the town got its name.
Fernandez, E. O. (2017, February 03). Massive fish kill wipes out Lake Sebu's tilapia stock. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A8.
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Fish kill; Tilapia culture; Atmospheric fronts; Rain; Spawning; Financing; Fishery economics; Marketing; Aquaculture; Fishery industry; Cages; Fish culture; Oxygen depletion; Dissolved oxygen; Pollutants; Chemical pollutants; Public health; Food consumption; Fungan, Antonio; Artacho, Zaldy; Muyco, Jose Rudy; Flaviano, Seigfred; Piñol, Emmanuel; Lorca, Mila; Fuentes, Daisy
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