No buyers


The price of tilapia in the towns surrounding Lake Mainit in Agusan del Norte has gone down to Php 60 per kilo, from Php 120 to P140 a month ago, before the fish kill happened, but there are no buyers.  Fisherfolk want to know if mining operations upstream caused the death of thousands of tilapia and carp for a month now. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources’ initial findings point to low dissolved oxygen as the cause. MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO