The Municipality of Daanbantayan has declared Monad Shoal and Gato Islet as a shark and ray sanctuary through Executive Order no. 16-2015. Catching and trading of sharks and rays in the said areas are now prohibited.
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Monad Shoal, a 184-hectare dive site, is located about 30 minutes from Malapascua Island. Gato Island, a 123-hectare dive site, is 45 minutes away.
Daanbantayan is a marine key biodiversity area known for its abundant coastal and marine resources with at least four species of sharks and six species of rays which includes rare and threatened species like thresher sharks, white tip sharks, manta rays, and devil rays.
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Daanbantayan dive sites now shark and ray sanctuaries.