GRADUATION CEREMONY & AWARDING OF STARTER KITS/NEGO KART
Solo Parent Livelihood Program - Basket Making with Mayor Arsenia J. Lim

• The Masinloc & Oyon Bays cover a total area of 7,560 hectares was proclaimed as protected seascape in 1993 under the NIPAS Law.

 

• Presence of four (4) Marine Sanctuaries: San Salvador Island (127.5 hectares and 4 hectares Giant Clam Farm); Bani (50 hectares) and Panglit, San Lorenzo (20 hectares). 

 

• Abundance of marine species such as: yellow fin (tuna), skipjack (round scud), squid, octopus, lapu-lapu, sea urchin, sea cucumber, Spanish mackerel, seaweeds, and other marine species that commands higher market values. Commercial and municipal fishing production rose to an average of 33,348 metric tons.

 

• The Fishing Communities in Balogo & Matalviz, Brgy. Inhobol who were directly affected by the Scarborough Standoff.

 

• Fish catch composition indicates about 175 fish species. 

 

• Abundant of inland water system (Lauis and Sta. Rita rivers) suitable for irrigation.

 

• The Scarborough Shoal (Panatag Island)  or the “Bajo de Masinloc” which 110 nautical miles from Masinloc town is the source of bountiful fish harvest among commercial / deep sea fishing vessels from the municipality. Fishing activities in this area was temporarily ceased due to the standoff between China and the Philippines over full sovereignty and jurisdiction.

 

• Presence of four (4) piers / wharves (MCFTPP, Coto Mines, C-Square Corp., and Matalvis Port). The deep seabed in Masinloc which is acceptable to the PANAMAX Standard is suitable for cargo ships, thus, highlights the potential of the area as a port municipality.

 

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