Wednesday, June 1, 2011

5 trucks of ‘double dead fish’ held - 1st June 2011

WARNING - Some people in Batangas province are reportedly eating double-dead fish instead of disposing them.

DOH said people who eat such fish, even if cooked, will cause illnesses or even death.

The department said symptoms of illnesses related to eating double-dead fish include vomiting, dizziness, and parts of the body becoming swollen.

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MEMBERS of Dagupan City police intercepted five 10-wheeler trucks loaded with fish believed taken from Pangasinan towns where fish kill occurred recently.

Police said they set up a checkpoint along De Venecia Road after receiving reports about a delivery of “double dead fish” to Magsaysay Market in Dagupan.

A fish examiner confirmed that the seized milk fish were already rotten.

Fish kill was reported in Anda and Bolinao towns in Pangasinan over a week ago.

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Regional Office 1 said at least 30 to 50 metric tons of milk fish worth over P3 million were affected.

Last Friday, fish kill also struck fish pens at Taal Lake. Source