Siargao town is Caraga’s best coastal community
The Municipality of Del Carmen in Siargao Island was recently named Caraga Region’s grand winner in the Malinis and Masaganang Karagatan (MMK) program of the Department of Agriculture -Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources which recognizes the most outstanding coastal communities across the archipelago.
Situated off the mainland of Surigao Del Norte province, the town was awarded for its exemplary efforts in protecting and conserving their marine environment set by the BFAR.
The MMK program has five general criteria, which include absence of illegal fishing, observance of closed fishing season, establishment of marine protected areas, clean coastal waters without domestic and industrial wastes, and effective mangrove protection and rehabilitation program.
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