Masinloc Oyon Bay Marine Reserve

Palauig, Zambales

Masinloc Oyon Bay Marine Reserve is located in Palauig, Zambales. On August 18, 1993, then President Fidel Ramos signed an order declaring Oyon Bay a marine reserve and protected area following multiple issues of over fishing and pollution, mainly the dumping of wastes from local plants.

Masinloc Oyon Bay Marine Reserve News

  • DENR Intensifies Protection Of Masinloc-Oyon Bay MPA

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently launched Maggie, a mascot flagship species of the Masinloc-Oyon Bay Protected Landscape and Seascape (MOBPLS), as it vowed to intensify the protection of the region's coastal and marine resources, particularly in the town of Masinloc, Zambales province.

    Maggie's first public appearance was during the September 22 simultaneous International Coastal Cleanup activity spearheaded by the DENR Region 3 (Central Luzon), particularly in the coastal areas of Zambales province.

    The launching of the mascot flagship species signals ...

  • DENR Central Luzon Prepares Activities For Ocean Month Celebration

    DENR Central Luzon Prepares Activities For Ocean Month Celebration

    Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Central Luzon has urged the public to help conserve coastal and marine resources as it lined up several activities for the celebration of the "Month of Ocean (MOO)."

    Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Central Luzon has urged the public to help conserve coastal and marine resources as it lined up several activities for the celebration of the "Month of Ocean (MOO)."

    Minerva Martinez, chief of the Conservation and Development Division of DENR Central Luzon, noted that 2018 marks the 19th year the country is celebrati ...

  • How A Non Swimmer Survived Her First Snorkeling Experience

    How A Non Swimmer Survived Her First Snorkeling Experience

    This April, Preen is taking you on a ride. We're all about traveling to escape or even to find that one thing you can never have if you just stay still. From journal entries to travel advice, we've got your ticket booked for a getaway from the everyday grind.

    Yes, I am 25 years old and I don't know how to swim. I almost drowned in a kiddie pool once and I will be even the first one to admit that it's funny. Once my feet can't reach the pool floor, I already tap out.

    I don't know why I agreed to being sent to Zambales for the launch of the Human Nature SafeProtect SPF 30 when my boss decl ...

  • DOT Lists 78 Ecotourism Sites Not Open To Mining Operations

    DOT Lists 78 Ecotourism Sites Not Open To Mining Operations

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) has released its list of 78 ecotourism sites will be closed to mining as part of governments plan to boost their tourism potential for revenue and jobs generation.

    Lumped into 20 clusters, the Tourism Development Areas (TDA) are mostly long recognized as protected areas (PA) being natural parks (NP), marine reserve (MR), protected landscape (PL), wildlife sanctuary (WS), protected seascape (PS), protected landscape-seascape (PLS), watershed reservation (WR), or watershed forest reservation (WFR).

    Aside from DOT, other government agencies like the Parks and ...

  • Living With Nature Taklobo Giant Clam

    Living With Nature Taklobo Giant Clam

    Facts about the giant clam, Tridacna gigas.

    1. In the Philippines it is called taklobo. It is the largest living bivalve mollusk and one of the most endangered clams.

    2. It lives on shallow coral reefs of the South Pacific and Indian oceans, up to 20 meters deep.

    3. It weighs more than 200 kilograms (440 pounds), and measures as much as 1.2 m (4 feet) across. It has an average lifespan in the wild of 100 years or more.

    4. Although larval clams are planktonic, they become sessile in adulthood. Growth is enhanced by the clam's ability to grow algae in symbiosis. The creature's mantle ...

  • Twilight in Oyon Bay

    Twilight in Oyon Bay

    There was once a time when bursts of color filled Oyon Bay at sunset. As tinges of pink and purple swept the sky, a string of fishing boats would appear in the distance, their sails of quilted multicolored rags billowing in the wind. One by one, these boats would drift past the big, orange sun sliding slowly down the horizon.

    A Chinese national oversees a sprawling fish cage in Oyon Bay.
    By nightfall, the boats, groaning under the weight of crabs and an assortment of fish, would reach the shore, where residents and guests of resorts by the bay would be waiting eagerly.

    These scenes are ...