Virgilio is a good man. Whatever he wants to do he focuses on it. The Tandayag Marine Sanctuary in 2000 is considered as the worst managed marine protected area. Eventually in 2006 is rate as the best managed marine sanctuary, Virgilio leadership and his fellow fisherfolk in the are responsible on it.
Before 2015, limited protections for the Tañon seascape had drastically reduced fish populations and threatened the future of this once thriving ecosystem.
Today, Bloomberg Philanthropies Vibrant Oceans Initiative is working with community members and political leaders to ensure the future of these fisheries.
Diving in front of the house reef from Qvadis Hotel Moalboal, Cebu, The Philippines, June 2017.
Jocelyn Moya-Herkdle contribution to Tanon Strait is the segregation of garbage solid waste.
Ocean Heroes Awards was presented by Oceana Philippines, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. It seeks to "honor courageous community leaders to ensure the sustainable management of the marine ecosystems of the Tañon Strait."
Four fishermen were recognized as "Ocean Heroes" by an international marine organization on Tuesday.
The four fishermen awarded were Virgilio Aviso, 65; Renato Buenviaje, 55; Jocelyn Moya-Herkdle, 51; and, Mariano Sarcol, 60.
Oceana Philippines said these "Ocean Heroes" were recognized for "championing conservation, coastal law enforcement and sustainable fisheries in the Visayas."
"Our Ocean heroes inspire so many, including our enforcement agencies, with their vigor and courage in protecting the Tañon Strait. May their determination and dedication spread, as we work together to pro ...