Calatagan Artificial Reef Sanctuary

Calatagan, Batangas

The Calatagan Artificial Reef and Fish Sanctuary is located in Hukay, Calatagan, Batangas. Out of the 10 to 12 pyramids now under the sea, one stood among the rest. There is one with a cross put up to commemorate the death of Barangay Captain Sixto Atienza, who was killed by an assassin because of his major role in the staunch campaign to preserve the Calatagan Reefs and Fish Sanctuary. His killer ...

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Calatagan Artificial Reef and Fish Sanctuary News

  • 14 Marine Protected Areas Vying For 2017 Para El Mar Awards

    Organizers of the 2017 Para El Mar Awards and Recognition have released the top 14 nominees for the Most Outstanding Marine Protected Area Award this year.

    Making it to the top 14 are the Agsalin Fish Sanctuary in Gloria, Oriental Mindoro; Tres Marias Marine Sanctuary in El Nido, Palawan; Agay-ayan and Caloco Integrated Marine and Coastal Wetland Sanctuary in Tinambac, Camarines Sur; Calatagan Pyramid Artificial Reef Marine Protected Area in Calatagan, Batangas; Ayoke Island Marine Protected Area in Cantilan, Surigao del Sur; Uba Marine Protected Area in Cortes, Surigao del Sur; Lanuza Mari ...

  • Success Story Coral Reef Preservation In Calatagan

    Success Story Coral Reef Preservation In Calatagan

    In an effort to regain the old glory of Calatagan Peninsula with its pristine waters and very rich coral reefs, the local government of Calatagan in partnership with several cause-oriented groups in the private sector are doing well with the preservation of the reefs.

    A professional diver and conservationist, Jessie F. Delos Reyes, said the effort is not only gearing towards enticing more divers and tourists to visit Calatagan but to keep the ecosystem back to its normal cycle.

    In the past, the Warns-Madrigal group spearheaded the building of concrete blocks and placed them underneath th ...

  • Under Water Sanctuary Pyramid Bagong Silang Calatagan Batangas

    A very unique sanctuary pyramid at Bagong Silang, Calatagan, Batangas.

  • Tree Planting Mangrove Forest Trees For Climate Change Adaptation

    Tree Planting Mangrove Forest Trees For Climate Change Adaptation

    Coastal Resilience

    Mangrove forests provide protection and shelter against extreme weather events, such as storm winds and floods, as well as tsunamis. Mangroves absorb and disperse tidal surges associated with these events ??" as indicated by Hirashi and Harada (2003), a mangrove stand of 30 trees per 0.01 hectare with a depth of 100 m can reduce the destructive force of a tsunami by up to 90%.


    Mangrove forests are rich in biodiversity providing a habitat for wide varieties of animal and plant species. They are dynamic areas, rich in food. Live and decaying mangrove leav ...

  • Bangkathon 2013 in Calatagan Batangas

    Calatagan, Batangas. Muling isinagawa ang taunang pasasalamat ng mga mangingisda sa masaganang ani ng pangisdaan sa pagdiriwang ng ika sampung taon ng Bangkathon Festival. Nakilahok ang 27 na bangkero sa 10kms na karera ng mga bangkang de sagwan kasama ang buong Kapamilya, Kapuso at kapatid ng mga sumali sa timpalak taon-taon. Ninuuwi ni Louie Macalalad 40years ang 1st prize na Php 15,000.00 at ni Julius Molina 20 years old ang Php 10,000.00 at ni Michael Mangubat dating champion ng 2012 ang Php 5,000.00. Bawat sumali ay nag-uwi naman ng tig kakahalating sakong bigas. Ganon din ay pinarangalan ...

  • Calatagan Batangas Marks 10th Year of Bangkathon Festival 2013

    Tomorrow is the big day for the local community of Calatagan, Batangas, their fishermen and town folks will battle in paddle boat race for this year's Bangkathon Festival, organized by Conserve and Protect Oceans (CAP-Oceans) , an organization for the advocacy for the conservation and protection of the sea and its natural resources. They organize this kind of festival to communicate with the locals of Calatagan, Batangas for their awareness to help protecting their natural resources and source of living - the sea.

    Rules are.. boatmen should use a one wooden paddle in their boat. Its up to t ...