Chonburi hosts fishing contest Nov. 25 to aid Bangphra Reservoir

Friday, 16 November 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 46 By  CPRD

Chonburi will host a snakehead fishing competition Nov. 25 to help rebalance to ecological scales of the Bangphra Reservoir.

Gov. Khomsan Ekachai said the lake in Sriracha District has seen a steady decrease in the number of fish due to an excess of the predatory snakehead. In addition to putting anglers on the water to catch them, the province also will release a school of butter catfish into the reservoir.

The Chonburi Inland Fisheries Research and Development Center steadily has been releasing plant-eating fish into the lake for years. It also has been raising butter catfish since 1990.

Due to the predatory snakehead (shown here), Bangphra Reservoir has seen a steady decline in the number of other fish. Due to the predatory snakehead (shown here), Bangphra Reservoir has seen a steady decline in the number of other fish.

The fishing contest will run from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to competing for the Governor’s Cup, the fishermen can enjoy a long-drum performance, exhibits on marine preservation and sales of locally made products.

For more information, call 038-398-049.

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