Taal fisheries recover, can again feed Luzon
Most Mega Manilans do not know that their preferred tasty dark tilapia comes from Taal Lake. Taal tilapia are raised in floating pens, 10 by 10 square meters, five meters deep. Escapees before and during the Taal volcanic disturbance teem in the lake, 90 meters deep in some portions, along with the famed tawilis and maliputo (fresh water herring and jack). There are about 6,000 such pens, made of sturdy nets framed by bamboo floaters cum foot walks. Most are owned by some 3,500 members of the Taal Lake Aquaculture Alliance Inc.
Bondoc, J. (2020, March 20). Taal fisheries recover, can again feed Luzon. The Philippine Star, p. 9.
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- The Philippine Star