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Balicasag Island Fish Sanctuary

Year established: 
1998
Area: 
3.44
Management: 
Local, community managed
Location: 
Balicasag Island, PanglaoBohol, Philippines
History: 
The establishment was made during the Marine Conservation Development Program of Silliman University in 1985-86. This was in response to rampant illegal and destructive fishing occurring in the area in the early 1980’s. Since that time, diving tourism continued to grow and a 20-room resort started operation in 1992 facing the marine sanctuary. Silliman University Marine Laboratory (SUML) gave technical assistance while the Bohol Marine Triangle Project (BMTP) is responsible for the management.
Rating: 
Year of ratingRating systemRating score
2008CCEF MPA Rating(35 pts) MPA is sustained – Very good. Level 4
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