Fishkill hits Taal Lake

Posted at 05/28/2011 1:26 PM | Updated as of 05/28/2011 5:07 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Around 375 tons of dead milk fish (bangus) were seen floating on Taal Lake in Talisay, Batangas on Saturday.

Talisay Mayor Zenaida Mendoza said, however, that several more have appeared as early as Thursday.

Talisay Municipal Agriculturist Zenaida Macatangay blamed the incident on climate change as well as the onset of the rainy season.

She stressed the fish should not be sold for consumption. – Report from Dennis Datu, dzMM