Beware of fish caught in Pasig River: Authorities warn public vs eating catch from waterway after tests show high levels of toxic chemicals, coliform
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Just this once, it would be better to let the “big fish” get away, especially if it came from Pasig River. Netizens have been caught up in a fish frenzy after photographs of gigantic dory, tilapia and catfish caught in one of Metro Manila’s major bodies of water circulated recently on Facebook. But while authorities hailed these as new signs of life in the river once declared as “biologically dead,” the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) on Wednesday cautioned the public against eating the fish taken from its waters.
Enano, J. O. (2019, August 15). Beware of fish caught in Pasig River: Authorities warn public vs eating catch from waterway after tests show high levels of toxic chemicals, coliform. Philippine Daily Inquirer, pp. A1, A13.
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Tests; Water pollution; Lead; Mercury; Chromium; Faecal coliforms; Environmental assessment; Introduced species; Endemic species; Overfishing; Micro-plastic pollution; Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC); Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Goitia, Jose Antonio; Pasig River
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