Bluefields Bay Marine Protected Area

Bluefields Bay Marine Protected Area

Excerpt taken from Travelmole:

“The decline of coral reefs and fish stocks over the past three decades has been documented in many Caribbean islands, perhaps nowhere as dramatically as Jamaica. Due to habitat destruction and over-fishing, coral cover and fisheries yields in the country are some of the lowest in the region, contributing significantly to the poverty and unemployment that afflicts Jamaica’s coastal communities.

As well as fishing, these towns and villages depend heavily on fishing-related economic activities, including fish processing and vending, pot stick cutting, fish pot making, boat building, and boat loading/off-loading.”

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