Agsalin Fish Sanctuary

Gloria, Oriental Mindoro

Agsalin Fish Sanctuary in Gloria, Oriental Mindoro, was established through a local ordinance in 2004. Fruits of effective protection efforts since its establishment is shown by the observed recovery of corals and maintenance of live coral cover within the sanctuary. Local fishers in areas adjacent to the MPA or within its buffer zone have also observed improvements in their fish catch, demonstrat ...

ing the so-called "spill-over effect" of increased protection.

Agsalin 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 ...

  • Fish Sanctuary Offers Food For Generations

    Fish Sanctuary Offers Food For Generations

    Lydia Cantos will not allow anyone to do away with the law, especially that related to fisheries. "I love this job. The sea employed my father and my brothers. It literally nurtured us. Imagine rice on the table without fish?" she says.

    Cantos, the coastal resource management (CRM) coordinator of Gloria, a serene seaside town of Oriental Mindoro province, is this year's outstanding employee of the municipal government and the key person behind the multiawarded Agsalin Fish Sanctuary.

    Two new marine protected areas (MPAs) are likewise reaping recognition: the 14-hectare fish sanctuary in ...

  • Agsalin Fish SanctuaryY hinangaan ng League of Secretaries in Mimaropa

    Agsalin Fish SanctuaryY hinangaan ng League of Secretaries in Mimaropa

    Umani ng paghanga ang Agsalin Fish Sanctuary ng Gloria mula sa MIMAROPA League of Secretaries sa isinagawang kauna-unahang pulong at eleksyon ng opisyales ng MIMAROPA League of Sangguniang Bayan (SB) Secretaries sa Bali Beach sa barangay Tambong sa bayan ng Gloria kamakailan. Dinaluhan ang gawain ng 75 SB Secretaries mula sa rehiyon.

    Ang pagbisita sa Agsalin Fish Sanctuary ay naging tampok na gawain sa tatlong araw na pagpupulong at bahagi ng pagtuklas sa kagandahan ng Best Managed Marine Protected Area (MPA) sa Oriental Mindoro.

    Sa pagkakataong iyon, ipinakita ng Bantay Dagat team at n ...

  • Verde Passage MPAS Honored Among Countrys Best

    Verde Passage MPAS Honored Among Countrys Best

    Twin Rocks Marine Sanctuary in Mabini, Batangas and Agsalin Fish Sanctuary in Gloria, Oriental Mindoro, were honored as finalists of the Para El Mar competition in awarding rites held at the University of the Philippines on August 31, 2011. Twin Rocks Marine Sanctuary also received a cash prize of P35,000 for placing third in the competition. The top spot and P100,000 cash prize went to the Bangaan Marine Sanctuary in Zamboanga Sibugay.

    Now on its third run, the Para El Mar is held every two years and seeks to recognize and provide incentives for best practices in marine protected area (MPA ...

  • Oriental Mindoro Provincial Government MFI Award Best Managed MPAs

    Oriental Mindoro Provincial Government MFI Award Best Managed MPAs

    The Provincial Government of Oriental Mindoro and Malampaya Foundation Inc. awarded on November 15, 2014 the Top 10 Best-Managed marine protected areas (MPAs) and Best Performing Bantay Dagat groups in the province to recognise models of protection zone conservation, management practices and enforcement. Assessments and ratings were based on the MPA Mgmt Effectiveness and Assessment Tool as the monitoring instrument set by the National Coral Triangle Initiative Coordinating Committee.

    First place of the Best-Managed MPA was awarded to the Agsalin Fish Sanctuary in Bgy Agsalin, Gloria establ ...

  • Fisherfolk Organizations Coastal Barangays and MFI Form Alliances for Coastal and Marine Conservation in East Mindoro

    Fisherfolk Organizations Coastal Barangays and MFI Form Alliances for Coastal and Marine Conservation in East Mindoro

    Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) signed several conservation pacts to strengthen coastal and marine conservation efforts in several coastal municipalities and barangays in eastern Mindoro.

    Conservation pacts signed by MFI were with Samahan ng Mandaragat ng Banilad, Samahan ng Mangingisda ng Ranzo, Agsalin Fisherfolk Association, Seaweeds Farmers Association (Bgy. Balatasan), St. John the Baptist Fisherfolk Association (Putting Cacao) and Calima Socio Economic Multi-Purpose Cooperative, along with the various barangay local governments of the marine sanctuaries concerned.

    The signing was w ...