Guimaras Strait

San Lorenzo, Guimaras

Guimaras Strait is a body of water in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines, connecting the Visayan Sea with the Panay Gulf and Sulu Sea beyond.

The Guimaras Strait is an important fishing ground in the Philippines, having an average of annual fish production of 50,000 metric tons. The northern part is particularly known for blue crab, a top export commodity.


Other species present in the strait include barracuda, cavalla, clams, cockles, crevalle, dolphin, flounders, flying fish, fusilies, glassfish, goatfish, goby, grouper, jacks, jelly fish, lizard fish, marine turtle, milkffish, mojarra, moonfish, moray, mullets, mussels, scallops, oysters, perchlet, scads, sea bass, sea catfish, sea cucumber, sea perches, sea urchins, seaweeds, shads, sickle fish, siganids, sillago, slipmouth, snappers, spade fish, sponges, surgeon fish, threadfin, and wrasses.  Wiki

Guimaras Strait News

  • Summit Highlights Coastal Protection In Guimaras Xiamen

    The success stories of the province of Guimaras and the City of Xiamen in China's Fujian province in implementing the integrated coastal management (ICM) took center stage during the 2018 PEMSEA Network of Local Government (PNLG) forum here on Thursday.

    The forum gathered 150 participants from 50 member- local governments across East Asia, forming as one of the triannual East Asia Seas (EAS) Congress organized by the Partnerships in Environmental Management for Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and held at Andana Resort in Nueva Valenc ...

  • Visayan Sea Fishing Ban Starts

    or three months, the Visayan Sea was closed anew for fishing of three different species.

    Since Nov. 15, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has enforced the ban to harvest and trade sardines, mackerels and herrings.

    BFAR Western Visayas director Remia Aparri explained the yearly fishing ban aims to curb the depleting population of the three types of fishes along the Visayan Sea, which is one of the country's richest fishing grounds.

    The three-month closed season is designed to give time for sardines, mackerels, and herrings to properly reproduce.

    The closed season ...

  • SEAFDEC PENRO Guimaras Release Healed Sea Turtles

    SEAFDEC PENRO Guimaras Release Healed Sea Turtles

    After a a much-needed rest, three green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) were finally released back to the sea in the island-province of Guimaras Island on July 11, 2018 at SEAFDEC Igang Marine Station in Nueva Valencia town.

    The turtles were released back to their natural habitat after treatment which lasted for five months to more than a year.

    The fully-recovered green sea turtles were tagged and released by the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR PENRO) in G ...

  • The Last Irrawaddy Dolphins Of Negros Occidental

    The Last Irrawaddy Dolphins Of Negros Occidental

    It was the middle of August, and after weeks of monsoon rains at Negros Island, the weather finally relented and gave way to a sunny day. The dark clouds dissipated, and one could see as far as the distant mountains of Panay Island across the Guimaras Strait. The sea was calm. ?It?s a beautiful day,? marine biologist Mark de la Paz beamed, as our bangka (outrigger canoe) departed past 7 AM from the black-sand beach of Pulupandan ? a municipality 25km south of Bacolod City.

  • Dolphin calf in Negros waters

    Dolphin calf in Negros waters

    There is good news for the Guimaras Strait.

    The first Irrawaddy dolphin calf for the year was spotted Tuesday in the waters of Sitio Cavan, Barangay Tapong, Pulupandan in Negros Occidental, marine biologist Mark de la Paz said yesterday.

    The dolphin calf has unofficially been named "Buddy", de la Paz, research associate of the University of St. La Salle Research Center in Bacolod City, said.

    The dolphin calf was spotted during a regular survey that is part of at USLS study called "Conservation and management enhancement of Irrawaddy dolphin habitats in Negros Occidental", funded by De ...

  • 15 PH Destinations to Visit this 2015

    15 PH Destinations to Visit this 2015

    With over 7,000 islands to choose from, planning your vacation around the Philippines can be truly mind-boggling. To help you with your holiday decisions this year, here are some places (in no particular order) that you may want to include on your bucket list.

    1. Benguet

    Sitio Pungayan in Tuba, Benguet, well-known as "La Presa" because of the hit TV series "Forevermore", has been attracting hordes of tourists lately. Though this province is rightfully famous for its strawberry farms, it has more up its sleeves. Climb Mt.Pulag for a breath-snatching view of the sea of clouds during sunris ...