Provincial Government partners with DENR, BFAR, LGUs to protect Danajon Reef A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that ensures the protection and conservation of the Danajon Double Barrier Reef, the only one in the country and one of 6 in the world, has been entered into by the Provincial Government of Bohol.

Gov. Aris Aumentado signed on behalf of the Provincial Government with PENRO Ariel Rica representing DENR-7 Director Paquito Melicor and Provincial Fishery Officer Candido Samijon on behalf of BFAR-7 Director Allan Poquita. “This is an important aspect in the protection and conservation of our marine resources,” Aumentado said of the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement on the Bohol Danajon Bank Double Barrier Reef Management Council. 18 municipalities in the 4 provinces of Central Visayas are in the vicinity of the double barrier reef, 10 of which are in Bohol, including Tubigon, Clarin, Inabanga, Getafe, Talibon, Buenavista, Bien Unido, Trinidad, CPG, and Ubay.

Tubigon Mayor William Jao, Clarin Mayor Eugene Ibarra, Inabanga Mayor Jono Jumamoy, Buenavista Mayor Dave Duallo, Trinidad Mayor Bob Cajes, Ubay Mayor Constantino Reyes also signed the MOA, witnessed by congressional representatives: Atty. Abel Damalerio on behalf of Cong. Edgar Chatto, Cong. Maria Vanessa Aumentado, and Board Member Tita Baja on behalf of Cong. Alexi Tutor.

Aumentado also said he is keen on reaching out to neighboring provinces to revitalize CELEBOSOLE project. The Danajon Reef with its biodiversity has rich fishing grounds, have mangroves and sandbars fit for ecotourism, and has been a source of livelihood and sustenance for those living in the vicinity. CENRO Talibon Richard Abella and CENRO Tagbilaran Elena Suarez also attended the activity with the Bohol Provincial Environment Management Office and DENR staff.