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Masinloc, Philippines Habitat Demonstration Site
Written by Chris Paterson   
Monday, 24 October 2005

 MASINLOC, PHILIPPINES CORAL REEF DEMONSTRATION SITE
UNEP/GEF South China Sea Project

Demonstration Site Manager
Emerlinda O. Celeste-Dizon
Marine Environment and Resources Foundation Inc.
Marine Science Institute
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City, 1101, Philippines
Tel:(632) 9223959
Fax: (632) 9247678
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Focal Point for the Coral Reef Component
Dr. Porfirio Aliño
Professor
Marine Science Institute
University of the Philippines (MSI/UP)
Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines
Tel:  (632) 922 3949, 922 3921; 9205301-99 ext 7426
Mobile: (63) 0917 838 7042
Fax: (632) 924 7678
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PCU Contact
Dr. Vo Si Tuan
Senior Expert
UNEP/GEF Project Coordinating Unit
United Nations Building
2nd Floor, Block B
Rajdamnern Avenue
Bangkok, 10200, Thailand
Tel: (662) 288 2084
Fax: (662) 288 1094
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Fisheries Threats Contact
Mr. Noel Barut
Chief
National Fisheries Research and Development Institute
Department of Agriculture
940 Kayumanggi Press Building I
Quezon Avenue
Quezon City 1103 Philippines
Tel:  (632) 372 5063; 373 6336
Mobile:(63) 9 17 8385701
Fax:  (632) 372 5063
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Further Information on Coral Reefs in the South China Sea

Reports of the Meetings of the UNEP/GEF Regional Working Group on Coral Reefs

UNEP/GEF Review of Coral Reefs in the South China Sea

Coral Reef Habitat Demonstration Site Information Resources 

Lesson Learned in the Use of Small-Scale Marine Sanctuaries at Masinloc in the Philippines

 

Masinloc Habitat Demo Site Project Document

Visit the Masinloc Coral Reef Demo Site Website

Lesson Learned in the Use of Small-Scale Marine Sanctuaries at Masinloc in the Philippines

Site Name and Geographic Coordinates
Name: Masinloc Coral Reef Demonstration Site
Latitude: 15.48o-15.59oN
Longitude: 119.89o-119.97oE

The main goal of the project is to sustain and promote co-management of marine sanctuaries that will help the coastal community. The livelihood opportunities that will be established and implemented are targeted to serve as incentives for reef stewardship.

RATIONALE
Masinloc, Zambales is one of the 832 coastal municipalities in the Philippines. Eleven out of 13 barangays are located along the Oyon Bay, Masinloc, where some 1,850 marginal fisherfolks live and depend on its marine resources. The Oyon Bay, Masinloc accounted to 7,560 hectares.

The deteriorating state of the bay’s marine resources is apparent in the decrease in fish catch of fishers. Official catch statistics showing reduction from landings of 1,500 tons in 1990 to 90 metric tons in 1992 should be treated with caution since some of the sites that were monitored in 1990 were not monitored back in 1992.

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) survey reports in 1994 indicate that 37% of the coral reefs in the area are in poor condition. In order to reverse the deteriorating state of the Oyon Bay, Masinloc, the LGU and the community in collaboration with NGOs/POs have jointly established and managed a 127.5 hectares marine sanctuary. A comanagement arrangement with DENR was formalized through the Executive Order Proclamation of the whole Oyon Bay, Masinloc as a Protected Seascape. Pursuant to the NIPAS ACT and the local government code. This project proposal will demonstrate the enhancement of conditions of the coral reefs in the municipality through adaptive co-management and community –based CRM.

OBJECTIVES
Specifically the projects aims to:
A. To demonstrate sustainable community-based marine sanctuaries network.

  • To develop adaptive management strategies and coordination through monitoring and performance MPA networks;
  • To enhance coral reef and their adjacent mangrove areas;
  • To regulate and manage reef uses in surrounding reef areas.

B. To help build local co-management capacities and strengthen law enforcement capabilities of Bantay dagat (sea wardens) personnel together with the establishment of cooperative coordination systems.
C. To conduct and implement livelihood support mechanisms by determining the potential alternative and/or supplemental livelihood options and establishing appropriate guidelines/policies for reef stewardship.
D. To conduct Information Education Campaign in order to develop public awareness about environmental issues and concerns through the production of brochures and posters of coastal resources of Masinloc, Zamables and broadcasting knowledge on radio station.

OUTCOMES
The anticipated outcomes of demonstration interventions at this site are:
1. Enhanced sustainability of coral reef adaptive co-management with the government and community-based stakeholders as seen in the implementation and their adjustment in the implementation of management plans, the performance of management bodies with regular allocation budget.
2. Maintained health of reefs and their associated ecological goods and services based on participatory impact monitoring and evaluation.
3. Improved quality life of fisher stakeholders as indicated by an increase in supplemental incomes derived from reef stewardship.
4. Strengthened capacity of governing bodies and stakeholder stewardship as seen in compliance of policies and good monitoring and evaluation practices (e.g., participatory performance).

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