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TUNGA, LEYTE- Dead freshwater prawns, crabs, tilapia and other freshwater species have been seen by residents living nearby Naliwatan River in Brgy. San Vicente, Tunga, Leyte last September 23, 2019.

This incident has been reported to BFAR 8 official Facebook page yesterday by Gary Ayuste, a concerned netizen who happens to own an organic bee-farm, named Beengo Farm, located near the said river.

According to him and some representatives from their Barangay, the said fish mortality has been observed late afternoon last Monday until yesterday.

BFAR 8 along with other concerned government agencies visited the area and took water and fish samples earlier to determine the cause of the said incident. It has been found out that the water quality was good and within the desired range. However, fish samples taken from the river were not viable for laboratory analysis and were not sufficient to determine the definite cause of the fish mortality along the river.

Hence, BFAR 8 encourages everyone to immediately report such incidents to concerned authorities in order to collect viable samples for laboratory analysis and conduct necessary measures. Everyone is also reminded to refrain from taking and eating dead freshwater species from any bodies of water in order to ensure public safety.

Furthermore, the local officials of Barangay San Vicente in coordination with Mr. Ayuste will be having a clean-up drive tomorrow along the said river. This is to take out the dead freshwater species found in the river to avoid deterioration of its water quality. The Bureau also advised them to dig mortality pits and bury the dead freshwater species immediately in order to avoid future contamination.

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