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Background. Several attempts were made to establish Marine Protected Areas Sandy Point dive sites Nevis Proposal for a Management Plan for the Development of Marine Protected Areas in St. Kitts(1998) ….this has been the most comprehensive one. Legislation.

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background
Background
  • Several attempts were made to establish Marine Protected Areas
  • Sandy Point dive sites
  • Nevis
  • Proposal for a Management Plan for the Development of Marine Protected Areas in St. Kitts(1998) ….this has been the most comprehensive one.
legislation
Legislation
  • NCEPAThe National Conservation and Environment Protection Act, (NCEPA) No.5 of 1987 provides for the establishment of National Parks.
  • Fisheries ActThe Fisheries Act No.4 of 1984 provides for the establishment of Fishing Priority Areas and Marine Reserves.
the 1998 proposal
The 1998 proposal
  • Prior to proposal, stake-holder consultations were held.
  • The proposal listed management areas as
  • 1. Marine Reserves (includes dive sites)
  • 2. yachts mooring areas
  • 3. fishing areas
demarcation
Demarcation
  • Each area was mapped ..for example…….
other
Other
  • Institutional arrangements and responsibilities were developed.
  • Budget created.
what happened
What happened?
  • Proposal submitted and got verbal acceptance
  • No real follow up……
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2006
  • Ministry of Tourism Initiative
  • Fisheries Dept. was requested to provide technical guidance.
  • Taskforce/Committee set up to prepare proposal and provide the necessary advice etc. to Min. of Tourism.
  • Taskforce is chaired by Fisheries (Joe Simmonds)
what has been done so far
What has been done so far?
  • Taskforce prepared TOR
  • Will build upon what has already been done
  • Will be Marine management areas
  • Compilation of available related material
  • Technical Assistance from CORAL allianceand Ocean Foundation
why am i here
Why am I here?
  • TO SHARE OUR EXPERIENCE IN TRYING TO ESTABLISH SUCH AREAS AND SEEK GUIDANCE AND POSSIBLE AREAS OF COOPERATION THAT WOULD ASSIST US IN ACHIEVING OUR GOALS.
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