Saving Laguna de Bay
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The restoration of Laguna de Bay to a relatively pristine state is a major concern. This is a scientist’s account on a multidisciplinary two to three-year scientific endeavor that culminated in an Environmental Health Report Card (EHRC), which the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) launched in 2016. The EHRC anticipated the directive of President Duterte to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to dismantle “the vast tracts of private fishpens in Laguna de Bay and give back the lake to the poor fishermen of the country.” The Report Card was based on the 10-year data of the LLDA from 2004 to 2013.
Zafaralla, M. T. (2017, February 02). Saving Laguna de Bay. The Philippine Star, p. B7.
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Fishers; Inland waters; Oxygen depletion; Pollution; Nutrient cycles; Water quality; Nitrates; Phosphates; Chlorophylls; Dissolved oxygen; Biochemical oxygen demand; Coliforms; Fisheries; Zooplankton; Catch-effort; Recreation; Data; Eutrophication; Eutrophic waters; Eutrophic lakes; Fish kill; Algal blooms; Phosphorus; Cages; Lake fisheries; Commercial fishing; Dissolved oxygen; Plant nutrition; Fishing grounds; Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA); Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); University of the Philippines at Los Baños (UPLB); University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute (UPMSI); University of Santo Tomas (UST); Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Integration and Application Network; University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
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