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Typhoon Morakot's T$1.53 billion Toll on Fish Farms

by the Fish Site Editor
11 August 2009, at 1:00am

TAIWAN - Tyhoon Morakot had soared to NT$4.2 billion (US$127.9 million) as of yesterday, according to statistics released that day by the Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture (COA).

According to TaiwanNews, some NT$48.84 million-worth of poultry perished in floods caused by the storm, while losses in the aquaculture sector totaled NT$1.53 billion, with 1,959 hectares of fish farms damaged.

The statistics show that damage to crops amounted to nearly NT$2 billion (US$60.9 million), with 25 per cent of the crops on 33,134 hectares of farmland lost.

Bananas suffered the heaviest damage, with 4,431 hectares ravaged by strong winds and flooding.

the Fish Site Editor