Masbate Gold firms restore coral reefs, create new fishing and diving sites
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Two major mining firms that comprise the Masbate Gold Project (MGP), have begun installing 400 to 800 reef balls in a fishing and mining town in Masbate, in a bid to help regenerate new reef covers. The coral reefs had been severely damaged by past destructive and illegal fishing activities in the area. MGP member-firms Filminera Resources Corp. and Phil. Gold Processing & Refining Corp. disclosed that they installed reef balls in Colorada Point in Barangay Tigbao, Aroroy in this southern province Recently, the Colorada Point was declared a marine protected area with MGP as its main driver. A reef ball is an innovatively designed artificial reef with holes that create whirlpools around it. It is placed underwater to restore ailing or destroyed coral reefs and to create new fishing and scuba diving sites.
Masbate Gold firms restore coral reefs, create new fishing and diving sites. (2018, January 24). Manila Bulletin, p. B-6.
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