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Baobaon Fish and Marine Sanctuary

Year established: 
2003
Area: 
30.00
Management: 
Local, community managed
Location: 

Panalsalan , PlaridelMisamis Occidental, Philippines

History: 
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.
 
Rating: 
Year of ratingRating systemRating score
2008CCEF MPA Rating(21 pts) MPA is established – Fair. Level 2
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