Fish harvested from Taal Lake safe


FISH from Taal Lake in Batangas province are safe for human consumption amid volcanic activities in Taal Volcano, according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

Fish cage operations and fishing activities in the lake continue and the water quality remained normal, bureau Regional Director Sammy A. Malvas told an online news briefing on Monday.

“Based on last week’s results, the water quality of Taal Lake is still at the normal level, with water parameters such as dissolved oxygen still normal,” he said. “We are still waiting for today’s analysis on new water samples.”

He said fish products harvested from Taal Lake are safe to eat. “We should just ensure proper handling and preparation before consumption.” — Revin Mikhael D. Ochave

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