More 'double-dead' fish surface in Metro Manila


Posted at Jun 03 2011 12:52 AM | Updated as of Jun 03 2011 08:52 AM

MANILA, Philippines - More "double-dead" fish have been confiscated from public markets in Metro Manila.

Around 400 kilos of stale milkfish or bangus, suspected to be from the fish kill in Batangas province, were seized by authorities at the Balintawak market in Quezon City on Thursday morning.

Authorities also seized 300 kilos of double-dead fish in the city last Wednesday.

Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo said authorities have issued orders to tighten monitoring of fish deliveries to make sure stale fish are not sold to the public.

Meanwhile, more than 100 kilos of double-dead fish were also seized in at least 3 markets in Pasay City.

The fish are believed to have been transported from the Navotas and Malabon fish ports and came from provinces hit by fish kill.

City authorities said they will inspect fish being sold in public markets daily.

Dr. Ronaldo Bernasor, Pasay City veterinarian, said people who eat the stale fish may get ill. - Reports from ANC