By: Yang Shu-min, Elizabeth Hsu and Romulo Huang
Taipei, Feb. 3 (CNA) The agricultural losses resulting from the
recent cold spell that hit Taiwan last week accumulated to nearly NT$4 billion (US$119.33 million) as of Wednesday, according to updated statistics released by the Council of Agriculture (COA) that day.
Fishery losses were the largest among the sectors affected, the COA said.
The data showed the estimated losses in the segment hit NT$3.16 billion with milkfish, grouper, clams, tilapia, and striped bass being the hardest hit.
Estimated crop losses totaled NT$751.27 million, the COA said, noting that a total of 13,386 hectares of crops were damaged, with bell apples hit the hardest, followed by grapes, pears, tomatoes and strawberries. [FULL STORY]