Ticao Pass

Ticao Pass
Ticao Pass
Location within the Philippines
Location Bicol Peninsula and Ticao Island, Philippines
Coordinates 12°37′N 123°48′E / 12.617°N 123.800°E / 12.617; 123.800Coordinates: 12°37′N 123°48′E / 12.617°N 123.800°E / 12.617; 123.800
Type strait

Ticao Pass is the strait that separates Ticao Island from the Bicol Peninsula in the Philippines.[1] It connects the Burias Pass in the north with the Samar Sea in the south.

Along with the Burias Pass, the waters of the Ticao Pass are proposed to become a Marine Protected Area. It is home to a large marine diversity, but it also suffers from massive overfishing and poaching, as well as destructive blast fishing.[2]


  1. "Geographical Names: Ticao Pass: Philippines". Geographic.org. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  2. Danny O. Calleja (October 5, 2015). "Proposed declaration of Ticao-Burias Pass as protected seascape excites stakeholders". pnabicol.blogspot.ca. Legazpi City: Philippines News Agency. Retrieved 16 August 2016.

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