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Baobaon Fish and Marine Sanctuary

Year established: 
Local, community managed

Panalsalan , PlaridelMisamis Occidental, Philippines

The establlishment of the sanctuary started with a visit to the Mayor led by Dr. Angel Alcala of SUAKREM on July 1, 2002. Discussion was focused on the establishment of a marine sanctuary at Plaridel, Misamis Occidental. The following day, an initial coral reef survey was conducted to identify a potential site. On July 23,2002, two students from Silliman University arrived to serve as Community Organizers and a report on the initial survey was submitted to the Mayor’s Office identifying Baobaon, Barangay Panalsalan as a potential site. A socio-economic survey, fish catch assessment and socio-economic impact of declining fish catch was conducted followed by a massive IEC in coastal barangays. In July 2003, mapping and installation of marker points for the sanctuary was conducted.
Year of rating Rating system Rating score
2008 CCEF MPA Rating (21 pts) MPA is established – Fair. Level 2

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