Issue of October 23, 2011
     
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Fishing contest held at Burnham
by Harley Palangchao

This year’s Fish Conservation Month was celebrated with hook and line fishing contest Friday morning with Baguio Rep. Bernardo Vergara joining students catch tilapia and Japanese coy at the Burnham Park Lake.

Vergara was joined by Department of Agriculture Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-CAR Director Rebecca Dang-awan in releasing Japanese koi carps fingerlings before the solon formally opened the fishing contest.

High school students who joined the contest were judged based on the weight of tilapia or Japanese coy they fished off Burnham Park Lake.

Vergara lauded the initiatives of BFAR saying that scheduled fishing activities or competitions at Burnham Park Lake can attract residents and tourists alike.

BFAR officials and employees came in full force to assist the participants to the hook and line fishing contest while others share the importance of conserving aquatic resources and preserving bodies of water.

Earlier, some 10,000 Japanese koi carps and 5,000 red tilapias were released at the 1.6-hectare Burnham Park Lake.

Based on the result of the biophysico-chemical monitoring of Burnham Park Lake conducted in July last year, the pH level of the water ranged from 9.37 to 9.58 or above the maximum desirable level of 6.5 to 9.0 for better growth and survival of cultured fish.

The pH level of the lake can be lowered to a desirable limit by scattering at least 1,000 kgs of agricultural lime. The PH level of the water can directly affect the health of the fish.

For better survival of the fish, BFAR has recommended that the lake should be excavated to at least one-meter water depth to minimize water turbidity caused by the paddle action of tourists. BFAR has also recommended that periodic fishing be conducted because red tilapia tends to reproduce naturally and that over population of fish within the lake may result in fish kill.


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University of Baguio
Venus Parkview Hotel

Congressman Mark O. Go
Department of Health – CAR
Kings College of the Philippines
Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Narda’s Handwoven Arts & Crafts Inc.
Philex Mining Corporation
Pines City Colleges
Province of Benguet
Sangguniang Panlungsod
SiTEL
SM City Baguio
Social Security System

Assumption Medical Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Central University
Baguio Heart and Lung Diagnostic Center Inc.
Baguio Memorial Chapels Incorporated
Baguio Water District
BDO
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – CAR
C & Triple A Supermart
Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
Curamed Pharmacy
Data Center College of the Philippines of Baguio City Inc.
Department of Agriculture – CAR
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Trade and Industry – CAR
Department of Transportation – CAR
Easter College Incorporated
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Fast East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Friendship Association of Northern Luzon, Inc.
GMS Technology
Immigration Network Services, Inc.
La Funeraria Paz, Inc.
Maybank
Mayor Romeo K. Salda
MMS Development Training Center Corporation
Mother Earth Deli Basket
National Economic & Development Authority–CAR
NIIT
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Philippine Science High School – CARC
R.A. Gapuz Review Center
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