A marine sanctuary is a marine protected area where fishing, shell collection, seaweed collection, and other extractive activities are prohibited. Human activities are also limited, including access to the sanctuary itself. The limitations are set in place to ensure the protection of the ecosystem in the area.
Camboang Marine Sanctuary
The Camboang Marine Sanctuary is located in Barangay Camboang, Dumanjug, Cebu. It was established in 1997 and covers a total area of 4.8 hectares. The marine sanctuary is located in a National Integrated Protected Areas System or NIPAS area. The NIPAS Act provides the structure for the establishment and management of protected areas in the archipelago. It protects these areas from destructive human exploration.
To get to Dumanjug, you can ride a bus headed for the town at to the Cebu South Bus Terminal. The trip will take around three hours depending on the traffic.