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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Gelasa Island


Administratively, the island is located between 02o 24 '36 "latitude and 107o 04' 12" N has an area of ​​253.12 ha ( Profile of Small islands in Central Bangka Regency and South Bangka Bangka Belitung Islands, 2004 ). 

Distance to the nearest island with a distance of 33.42 km Gelasa from from Cape bonded, the easternmost point in the island of Bangka. By using a local fishing boat from the village of Tanjung Bonded takes about 2 hours 30 minutes to the island. The island is surrounded by coral reef ecosystem condition evenly with varying thickness.  

Coast of the island there are many steep rocks and about 35% sandy beaches with coral reefs protect it. Around the island there are also several small islands and rocks with coral reef that surrounds it. 

Because coral reefs are very good, this island is a fishing area (fishing groud) fishermen from Cape region Bonded, Stone Beriga, Lubuk Large, Kurau, Pongok, Toboali, Belitung.
source: Potential Mapping of Coastal and Small Islands, Department of Marine and Fisheries, 2010

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