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There were two sanctuaries established in the Municipality of Dumalinao.

  • Barangay Bibilik has one MPA with an area of 20 hectares having fair coral cover and abundant sea grasses. This MPA was established in January 2002 as a result of the Resource Ecological Assessment (REA) conducted with the assistance of Consultants from Siliman University. Unified Municipal Ordinance No. 2003-02-186 provides the legal basis for the declaration of the 20 hectares Dumalinao Marine Sanctuary in Barangay Bibilik as a "no take zone". The Sanctuary is being managed by the Municipal LGU and the Bibilik Fisherfolk Association and Barangay Officials of Bibilik, manage to create a Bantay Dagat Task Force in charge in protecting and monitoring the area with the following coordinates.

Core Zone

Way Point

Longitude

Latitude

Remarks

1

07º 44’42.1

123 28’05.2

NE-Bugtong Bato near
Bibilik Fish Port

2

07º 44’56.1

123º 28’12.7

NE corner in deeper area

3

07º 44’43.5

123 º28’33.3

SW corner seaward deeper area

4

07 º44’33.4

123º 28’20.0

Pulang Yuta- Land ward corner

Buffer Zone

Points

Latitude (N)

Longitude (E)

Remarks

1

7.74103

123.47457

Corner red soil

2

7.74473

123.47785

NE seaward

3

7.74484

123.47791

NE seaward

4

7.74482

123.47042

NW

5

7.74389

123.46906

West

  • Barangay Bagong Silao has 20 hectares Marine Protected Area. Bagong Silao MPA was enacted through Barangay Ordinance establishing Marine Protected Area as a “no take zone. It is being managed by the by the Barangay Council together with the Bantay Dagat. Hence, the following coordinates of Bagong Silao Marine Protected Area.

Core Zone

Points

Latitude (N)

Longitude (E)

Remarks

1

7.71870

123.47659

Talisay tree near basketball court

2

7.72004

123.47672

At the mouth of Tadlao Creek

3

7.72107

123.47693

Near Pagatpat

4

7.72174

123.47766

Batong Lapad, malabago

5

7.72263

123.47953

Seaward

6

7.72320

123.48064

Seaward

7

7.72231

123.48199

Seaward Corner

8

7.71994

123.48125

South Corner

9

7.71870

123.47659

Talisay tree near basketball court

Buffer Zone

Points

Latitude (N)

Longitude (E)

Remarks

1

7.71790

123.47677

NE near Buli

2

7.71746

123.48099

Seaward

3

7.72318

123.48269

South Corner

4

7.72370

123.48122

Tugas, Malabago