Tanon Strait Reserve

Moalboal, Cebu

Tanon Strait (Kipot ng Tanon) lies between the islands of Negros and Cebu in the Philippines. The strait connects the Visayan Sea to the Bohol Sea.

The Tanon Strait is known for whale and dolphin watching, with tour boats operating from a wharf in Bais City.

On February 7, 2008 the Supreme Court of the Philippines ordered the Department of Environment and Natural Reso ...

urces and the Department of Energy to comment on a certiorari petition filed for toothed whales, dolphins, porpoises and other cetacean species in the Taon Strait to stop oil exploration by Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. Ltd. in the protected waterway.

The strait serves as a marine wildlife reserve that provides grounds for breeding, feeding and resting to 11 species of marine mammals. The court was asked to recognize the petitioners as "Filipino mammals" with constitutional rights.

Tanon Strait Marine Reserve Protected Seascape News

  • Oceana Philippines Protecting Fisheries Yields 30 Times Investment In The Tanon Strait

    Oceana Philippines Protecting Fisheries Yields 30 Times Investment In The Tanon Strait

    We invested P2M in fisheries protection. Today, our fishers are catching at least P60M more seafood every season, shares Bindoy Mayor Valente Yap at the recently-concluded Ocean Heroes Assembly, which convened 20 coastal heroes recognized for protecting the waters of the Ta?on Strait, a major fishing area which feeds millions of people in the Visayas.

    We eliminated blast fishing within five years. It took time, but our small steps eventually bore fruit, recalls Yap. Fishers initially resisted conservation, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Now they actively protect Bindoys muni ...

  • Thresher Sharks Included In Intl Eco Trade Pact

    The inclusion of thresher sharks in the Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) was lauded by stakeholders from Cebu who called for tougher measures to protect these marine creatures.

    Representatives of Greenpeace Philippines, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR-7) made the announcement in a press conference at the Capitol Social Hall at 10 am Wednesday.

    Thresher sharks had drawn tourists to flock in Daanbantayan town northern Cebu.

    Greenpeace Philippines officer Vince Cinc ...

  • Protecting Fisheries Yields 30 Times Investment In Cebus Tanon Strait

    Protecting Fisheries Yields 30 Times Investment In Cebus Tanon Strait

    The Cebu Provincial Board (PB) is calling for the continuous drive in protecting Tanon Strait against commercial fishing as Oceana reported 30 times the yield in investment.

    During its regular session on Monday, the Cebu PB passed a resolution sponsored by board member Thadeo Jovito Ouano requesting the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, (DENR) and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Central Visayas through the assistance of local government units to continue its drive in protecting Tanon Strait.

    There is a need to intensify the campaign of educating fi ...

  • Protecting Marine Wealth As A Shared Responsibility

    International ocean governance is about managing and using the worlds oceans and their resources in ways that keep our oceans healthy, productive, safe, secure and resilient (https://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/policy/ocean-governance_en).

    Why is it so important to make our oceans healthy, productive, safe, secure and resilient.

    Without oceans, there can be no life on earth. We need it more than it needs us.

    Healthy oceans are essential for humankind: as climate regulators, as a source for global food security, human health and as an engine for economic growth. The OECD estimates tha ...

  • Oceana Pilot Testing Use Of Vessel Monitoring Measures In Negros

    Oceana Pilot Testing Use Of Vessel Monitoring Measures In Negros

    Oceana-Philippines will launch its pilot-testing of the Vessel Monitoring Measures (VMM) in some towns in southern Negros this August.

    Danny Ocampo, oceans campaign manager of Oceana-Philippines, disclosed Wednesday that from Aug. 15 to 18, they will lead in the actual installation of VMM gadgets in commercial fishing vessels in at least eight local government units (LGUs) of Negros Occidental.

    The activity is in coordination with the provincial government of Negros Occidental, Ocampo said.

    The pilot-testing areas include Sipalay, Hinoba-an, Himamaylan, Candoni, Ilog and Cauayan, amon ...

  • Virgilio Aviso, Tanon Strait Ocean Hero 2017, Amlan Negros Oriental

    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.