Pescador Island in Moalboal

Pescador Island Moalboal CebuPescador Island is a small limestone island in the Tañon Strait, 3km of the western coast of Cebu island in the Philippines. It is under the jurisdiction of the municipality of Moalboal, Cebu. The marine habitat around the island is a marine reserve, protected by the Moalboal Municipal Water User’s Fee System for 2006 in accordance with Resolution No. 044-2006. However it is just a marine park by name as the local fisherman spear fish exhaustively the entire reef. Experienced divers notice the lack of large fish compared to other similar areas such as the nearby Apo Island. Local dive operators concede that the economic benefit to Moalboal derived from the dive tourism is far greater than the traditional fisherman’s and the current abuse of the area is resulting in a decline of the islands attraction to scuba Continue reading