LLDA Participates in Launch of Knife Fish Project

Tanay, Rizal – Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) joins the Provincial Government of Rizal and the Local Government of Tanay in the launching of the “Conversion of Knife Fish to Organic Compost” in this municipality on January 17, 2015.
The conversion of knife fish to compost is a joint collaboration between LLDA, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and local governments to address the problem this invasive species has brought to the Laguna De Bay.
Presidential Adviser for Environmental Protection and LLDA General Manager Secretary Neric Acosta said that such collaboration embodies his and everyone’s vision for the Laguna Lake Basin—stakeholders working together and finding viable and sustainable science-based solutions to environmental and ecological issues. In a message by Sec. Neric delivered by Ms. Melanie Arguelles, LLDA Public Information Specialist, he said, “Sa ganitong pagsasama-sama,mas madali natin matutugunan ang mga problemang pangkalikasan. Ang bawat isa sa atin ay may tungkulin na makibahagi dahil para sa ating lahat ito, at tayo ring lahat ang makikinabang sa ating mga gawain patungo sa pagbabalik ng tunay na diwa at yaman ng lawa.”
The launching of the project was conducted in conjunction with Tanay Rizal’s annual Municipal-wide Coastal and River Cleanup and the Awarding of 2014 Best Barangay Solid Waste Management Implementer. Rizal Provincial Governor Rebecca “Nini” Ynares, Tanay Mayor Rafael Tanjuatco, Tanay Vice Mayor Jimmy Vista, Agricultural Center Chief IV Ms. Adelaida Palma of National Inland and Fisheries Technology Center (NIFTC) BFAR, and Ms. Reena Buena, officer-in-charge of LLDA Community Development Division all graced the event