FISH­ING WITH THE “BUN­BON” IN LA­GUNA DE BAY

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LA­GUNA DE BAY, the largest fresh­wa­ter lake in the coun­try and the third largest in South­east Asia, has an area of 90,000 hectares and av­er­age depth of 2.5 me­ters. Its fish­eries con­sist of 14 in­dige­nous and 19 in­tro­duced fishes, shrimps, and mol­lusks. In 2015, the lake pro­duced 96,042 met­ric tons of aquatic prod­ucts that were har­vested by more than 13,000 small fish­ers. With over­fish­ing and sil­ta­tion of the lake caused by degra­da­tion of its wa­ter­sheds, the catch of open water fish­ers has de­clined.

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