Sulu Sea

Sulu

The Sulu Sea is a body of water in the southwestern area of the Philippines, separated from the South China Sea in the northwest by Palawan and from the Celebes Sea in the southeast by the Sulu Archipelago. Borneo is found to the southwest and Visayas to the northeast.

The Sulu Sea is an important part of the Coral Triangle and the Sulu Sulawesi Marine Ecoregion project. It is also ...

home to many marine sanctuaries including Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park.

Sulu Sea News

  • Stronger Cooperation Needed To Protect Sulu-Sulawesi Marine Habitat

    Stronger Cooperation Needed To Protect Sulu-Sulawesi Marine Habitat

    German International development cooperation agency Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has called for immediate cooperation among the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia to save endangered species in the Sulu-Sulawesi waters from overfishing and habitat degradation.

    GIZ said the satellite tagging and photo identification of whale sharks in Honda Bay is the first confirmed international movement of a whale shark, which traveled from Honda Bay in Palawan, Philippines to Lahad Datu, Sabah in Malaysia, and back.

    GIZ said the monitoring was undertaken by the ...

  • PHL Waters Incredibly Important For Juvenile Whale Sharks - Study

    PHL Waters Incredibly Important For Juvenile Whale Sharks - Study

    For juvenile whale sharks or at least to a few which scientists were able to observe the Sulu and Bohol Seas and the waters in between are important feeding grounds.

    A globally endangered species, the behavior of whale sharks, locally called butanding, largely remains a mystery.

    Scientists studying their behavior continue to work to demystify these gentle giants, even as governments have recently agreed to step up the effort to protect and conserve them.

    The Philippines is known to promote whale shark interaction as a tourist attraction, particularly in Donsol in Sorsogon and Oslob in ...

  • PH Bid To Establish Sulu Marine Sanctuary OKd

    A United Nations specialized agency tasked to improve safety and security of international shipping has added a layer of protection to the Tubbataha Reef with the approval of the country's proposal to establish the 97,030-hectare marine sanctuary in the Sulu Sea as an Area to be Avoided (Atba).

    The subcommittee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) authorized the proposal during its fourth session at the IMO headquarters in London from March 6 to 10, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

    With the ATBA as the s ...

  • BFAR Studies Proposal To Change Schedule Of Sardine Fishing Ban

    BFAR Studies Proposal To Change Schedule Of Sardine Fishing Ban

    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is studying the proposal to implement the three-month closed fishing season a month earlier than the existing schedule.

    BFAR's National Fishery Research Development Institute, which conducts the study on the spawning of sardines, made the proposal to change the schedule of the fishing ban.

    But Benjan Ilahan, BFAR fishery management regulatory enforcement division chief, said the proposed new schedule would be implemented starting next year.

    "There is a proposal to move the closed fishing season to an earlier month for next year sinc ...

  • Dolphins Of Puerto Princesa Palawan April 2016

    What a morning. Dolphins everywhere in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, on the Sulu Sea.

  • ARMM Bans Fishing Of Sardines In Sulu Sea And Basilan Strait For 3 Months

    ARMM Bans Fishing Of Sardines In Sulu Sea And Basilan Strait For 3 Months

    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BFAR-ARMM) has started implementing a three-month closed season for sardine fishing off Sulu Sea and Basilan Strait to allow fish to spawn freely.

    "The annual ban is intended to conserve the population (of sardines)," Jerusalem Abdullahim, chief of the Fisheries Regulatory and Law Enforcement Division of BFAR-ARMM said in a statement Monday, January 11.

    The ban would last until March 31.

    Abdullahim said pursuant to Section 2 of Republic Act (RA) 8550, or the Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998, sa ...