RCE Bohol-2013

1. Project Title: 
Mangrove Planting and Mudcrab Culture in Bool District, Tagbilaran City
3. Project partner contact information : 
1. Bohol Island State University Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – Bohol Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Bohol Institute of Environment Rehabilitation and Conservation – Japan Association
 Collaborate with RCE partners and with BLGU Bool, Bool PO and Bool Elementary School for the implementation of the project;  Provide human resources (technical experts, labor counterparts) and other inputs for the implementation of the project;  Utili
Main Contact: 
Elpidio T. Magante, Ed.D. President Bohol Island State University Criscencio Pahamutang BFAR Provincial Officer TagbilaranCity Nestor Canda PENRO, DENR-Bohol Machito Mihara, Ph.D. President ERECON-Japan Lalita Siriwa
5. Project description
Provide a short description of the project including strategies, regional challenges, aims and specific project activities.: 

These are two of the component projects of the Productivity and Environmental Awareness for Community Empowerment (PEACE) Program which was launched in Bool District, Tagbilaran City on September 13, 2012.

There are presently 9000 live mangroves thriving in a 3-hectare are in Bool shores. These were jointly planted by the local residents and the students of Bohol Island State University (BISU). The growth of the mangroves is continuously monitored by the office of the Barangay Captain of Bool District and the RCE-Bohol Office in BISU. Plans are well underway to supplement tourism activity in the area by constructing a board walk amidst the growing mangrove. The project will not only function to educate tourist about coastal management but will also provide additional source of income for local residents.

Mudcrab culture is another project that is fully operational in Bool District. This is a joint undertaking of Bohol Island State University, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) – all member-organizations of RCE-Bohol and the Local Government of Bool District. With available space amidst the mangroves and other endemic trees that thrive in Bool shore, a 200 meter square enclosure was constructed for mudcrab culture. Materials for the enclosure were provided by BFAR and DENR while the labor for the construction was jointly provided by BISU students and personnel and the local residents of Bool district. An initial capital of fifty two thousand pesos (Php 52,000.00) was given by BFAR for the purchase of small crabs for fattening and its feeds. After 15 days of operation, the local residents have already harvested the crabs which were competitively valued in the local market. This has yielded better income for the local residents who were actually involved in the operation of the mudcrab culture.

6. Project status
On Going
8. Tagging