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MARINE PROTECTED AREAS IN THE BAHAMAS. By: Janeen Bullard & LaKeshia Anderson. IABIN MARINE PROTECTED AREAS WORKSHOP Ocho Rios, Jamaica March 10 th – 13 th , 2008. National Park System. Walkers Cay National Park. Black Sound Cay National Reserve. Lucayan National Park

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marine protected areas in the bahamas

MARINE PROTECTED AREAS IN THE BAHAMAS

By:

Janeen Bullard &

LaKeshia Anderson

IABIN MARINE PROTECTED AREAS WORKSHOP

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

March 10th – 13th, 2008

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National Park System

Walkers Cay National Park

Black Sound Cay National Reserve

Lucayan National Park

Rand Nature Centre

Peterson Cay National Park

Tilloo Cay National Reserve

National Park

System of the

Bahamas

Abaco National Park

The Retreat

Bonefish Popnd National Park

Harrold and Wilson Ponds National Park

The Primeval Forest

Central Andros National Parks

Conception Island

Exuma Cays

land & sea Park

Moraih Harbour Cay

National Park

Marine Farm

Hope House

Little Inagua National Park

Union Creek Reserve

Inagua National Park

exuma cays land sea park
Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park
  • Created in 1959
  • Managed by BNT
  • Became no-take in 1986
  • Management Plan Completed

Photo courtesy of S. Larson

network of marine reserves
Network of Marine Reserves
  • The national network of MPAs to include at least 20% of the total shelf edge of The Bahama banks
  • Initial designation in 2000
    • Fisheries Act/Regulations
    • No management plan
andros
Andros Northern and Southern Barrier Reef National Parks

Andros West Side

Andros

NB: Outlined in green are the proposed areas to be included in the west side protected area system

san salvador
San Salvador

Activities completed

  • Community Consultation
  • Dive Tag Program
  • Proposal Submitted to government
north bimini
North Bimini
  • Area size: 30.69 km2
  • Habitats:
    • Mangrove (western edge)
    • Seagrass beds
    • Bonefish flats
    • Reef
    • lagoon
  • Main threats
    • Major development
    • Foreign fishing
  • Historic site
    • Healing hole
abaco
Abaco
  • Area size: ≈ 95.16 km2
  • Abaco Barrier Reef
  • Habitats
    • Coral reef
    • Seagrass beds
    • mangroves
  • Major threats
    • Casuarinas
    • Lionfish (2 species)
exuma
Exuma
  • Site 1: Size: 145.52 km2
    • mangroves and creeks
    • Bonefish flats
    • Spiny lobster breeding grounds
  • Major threat
    • Lack of enforcement
  • Site 2: Size: 101.83 km2
    • Nassau grouper spawning aggregation
    • Patch reefs
  • Major threats
    • Commercial fishing (LI)
    • Bleaching
    • Lionfish
south eleuthera
South Eleuthera
  • Area size: 50.30 km2
  • Habitats
    • Patch reefs
    • Mangroves
    • Blue holes
    • Seagrass meadows
    • Breeding grounds
      • Queen conch
      • Spiny lobster
  • Main threats
    • Depressed economy
    • enforcement
    • Lionfish
berry islands
Berry Islands
  • Area size ≈ 136.31 km2
  • Edge of tongue of the ocean
  • Habitats
    • Extensive Coral reef
    • Seagrass beds
      • conch nursery grounds
  • Main threats
    • Lionfish
    • Developments
    • Fishing
currently
CURRENTLY…..
  • National Implementation Support Programme (NISP) Partnerships

(DMR, BNT, TNC, BEST COM)

    • Capacity Plan
    • Sustainable Finance Plan
    • Master Plan
  • Assessment of current state of proposed areas & defining boundaries.
  • Continued stakeholder consultations
    • Management plan/zoning
email contacts

Email contacts:

lakeshiaanderson@bahamas.gov.bs

&

jbullard@bnt.bs