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This report presents information gathered during a short trip (November 14 to December 2, 1978) which the author made to observe the recent developments in inland fisheries research in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
Since 1974, Sumilon, a 23-ha island near the southeastern tip of Cebu, Philippines, has been managed by Silliman University as a natural reserve in cooperation with the municipality of Oslob, Cebu. The use of the island as a marine park pilot site has been made possible through the Marine Parks Development Program within the Ministry of Natural Resources. This articles gives an account of this pilot project.