Livelihood of Fishermen in Oriental Mindoro Affected by Dead Hogs Found Along Coastal Areas
Several dead hogs have been found along the coastal areas of Oriental Mindoro affecting the livelihood of the fishermen in the area.
On Wednesday morning (January 27, 2021), Mayor Mark Marcos reported that they had found at least 17 dead hogs in Naujan, Oriental Mindoro. The incident does not only raised the concern of hog raisers but also the fisher folks.
Marcos said that the dead hogs were already at the advance stage of decomposition and producing unpleasant smell. Fishermen’s livelihood have been affected by the incident because some residents were already afraid to afraid to eat fish.
“Ito po ay nasa advance stage ng decomposition, medyo mabaho na. Ang problema nga po dahil itong ating mangingisda ay naaapektuhan dahil may reported sa akin na ang tao ay natatakot namang kumain ng isda,” Marcos said.
The mayor said that his constituents are thinking that the incident was due to the African swine fever.
Provincial Veterinary Office reported that 35 dead pigs have been also found in the towns of Naujan and Pola in Oriental Mindoro, according to Director Ronnie Domingo of Bureau of Animal Industry. The agency has already gathered samples for a laboratory test.
Some residents also think that the cadavers came from the ship that passed in the area. However, the authorities found no signs of the African swine fever.
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