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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……


Background
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.