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Moorings to be Laid at Green Island, Antigua

By Val Ellis last modified Mar 29, 2011 02:31 PM

Published: 2011-03-29 14:31:16
Countries: Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda’s Department of Fisheries is currently working on a project in the vicinity of Green Island off Antigua’s east coast that will see the laying of several mooring buoys for yachts that visit the island.

The moorings project is part of the North East Marine Management Area (NEMMA) located on the north east coast of Antigua, stretching from Beggar’s Point in the north to Friar’s Head in the south.

The Area comprises approximately 28 named islands and a number of other unnamed cays and rocky crops. NEMMA was declared a Marine Reserve under the Fisheries Act in December 2005. A major purpose of its designation as a Marine Reserve is to manage fisheries as well as to conserve the historical, cultural, economic and biological diversity contained in it. Currently, the Protected Area has multiple uses including wilderness, residences, hotels, restaurants, fisheries, recreational and tourism related activities.