Typhoon causes fish kill in Lake Buhi
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Typhoon “Lando” did not just wreak havoc in northern Luzon but also in its periphery in this province. Lando (international name: Koppu) caused an upswelling at the bottom of Lake Buhi in this town, resulting in a massive fish kill of cultured tilapia valued at an estimated P14.5 million, said Dennis Del Socorro, director of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Bicol. Buhi is the biggest lake in Bicol located in Buhi town in Camarines Sur where the smallest commercial fish, locally called “sinarapan” (Mistichthys luzonensis), is found. Some 114 metric tons of tilapia owned by 68 fish cage owners were lost in Monday’s fish kill, a consequence of the bad weather condition since Friday last week.
Escandor, J. Jr. (2015, October 22). Typhoon causes fish kill in Lake Buhi. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A10.
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Hurricanes; Fish kill; Upwelling; Tilapia culture; Commercial fishing; Commercial species; Ammonia; Oxygen depletion; Dry season; Ecology; Lakes; Water pollution; Cages; Sanctuaries; Fishery economics; Dissolved oxygen; Nitrogen; Hydrogen sulphide; Mistichthys luzonensis; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Del Socorro, Dennis; Real, Ronilo
- Philippine Daily Inquirer