Taal Lake and ‘tawilis’ show signs of recovery
There is hope for Taal Lake – and lovers of crispy tawilis.
Jasmin Andaya, head of the Taal Lake Protected Area, told DZRH that the water quality of Taal Lake is improving and the tawilis population is recovering ever since the local government started removing the fish cages that are choking the lake’s waters and its endemic fish.
Andaya said there was a time when fish cages in Taal Lake numbered 14,000.
Fish kills started becoming more frequent then.
Andaya said Taal’s water is now “Class B” and the tawilis population is no longer dwindling.