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Jamaica Tackles its Lionfish Problem

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Jamaica Tackles its Lionfish Problem

Excerpt taken from Caribbean Journal: “The invasive Lionfish has spread across the Caribbean – from the Cayman Islands to Grenada. The continued threat has led to some unusual solutions – like that of renowned Chef Michael Schwartz, whose eponymous restaurant in Grand Cayman has taken a culinary approach to combating the scourge. Jamaica, too, is tackling the problem, with an unlikely alliance teaming up to do so — US Peace Corps, local fishers, and private Jamaica resorts like Bluefields Bay Villas are working together to see the fish’s reign come to an end. “The lionfish is an...

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Bluefields Bay Marine Protected Area

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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...

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The Marine Sanctuary Project in Jamaica’s Bluefields Bay

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The Marine Sanctuary Project in Jamaica’s Bluefields Bay

Excerpt taken from Greenspaced Blog: “With the financial support of Virgin Holidays, The Travel Foundation the Sandals Foundation and Bluefields Bay Villas, the Bluefields Bay Fishermen’s Friendly Society has been able to manufacture marker-buoys which will clearly demarcate this 3,000-hectare reserve. The next step will be to raise the cash for a boat and crew-member to patrol the sanctuary and enforce the no-fishing policy. Luckily, president of the society Wolde Kristos has the support of almost the entire Bluefields fishing community, which means the project is much more likely to...

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Bluefields Bay recognized by Ambassador Anthony Johnson

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Bluefields Bay recognized by Ambassador Anthony Johnson

Excerpt taken from The Gleaner: “Ambassador Johnson told his 100 guests, mostly English-Speaking Union members or tourists who had stayed at Bluefields Bay Villas, how much Jamaica appreciated their generosity and how important their contribution was to the betterment of the country. Guests imbibed Jamaican rum punch, served as tropical frozen drinks, and enjoyed Jamaican smoked marlin, ackee and salt fish, callaloo and salt fish, jerked chicken wings and more. The event was funded by sponsors Deborah and Braxton Moncure, owners of Bluefields Bay Villas and long-time supporters of...

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Fish Conservation – Bluefields Bay Jamaica

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Fish Conservation – Bluefields Bay Jamaica

Virgin Holidays, the Travel Foundation and Caribsave have partnered to provide long-term and sustainable support to the fishermen of Bluefields Bay, Jamaica.

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