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OVERFISHING, REEF DECLINE THREATEN GREATER CARIBBEAN AND PACIFIC ISLAND FISHERIES – IUCN REPORTS Gland, Switzerland – Overfishing and the degradation of coral reefs across the Caribbean and Pacific islands are pushing many fish, including food sources like tunas and groupers, towards extinction, according to two regional Red List reports published today by the International Union […]

PURE GRENADA LAUNCHES INAUGURAL DIVE FEST ON WORLD OCEANS DAY St. George — It’s exciting times in Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean, with preparations underway for its first ever Dive Fest.  The four-day event is being planned by the Grenada Scuba Diving Association (GSDA) from 11th to 14th October, 2017.

ACTIVITY APPEARS TO BE OVER St. George — The underwater activity which had been occurring at the Kick em Jenny volcano Since April 29 now appears to be over.  According to the seismic research center at St. Augustine, there have been no recent earthquakes.

GHTA PARTNERS WITH ST AUGUSTINE MEDICAL CENTRE St. George — Grenada’s Tourism Sector has received a major boost with the commissioning of the much needed Hyperbaric Chamber at the St Augustine Medical Centre.

CRFM AND FISHERIES POWERHOUSE, NORWAY, LAUNCH FACT-FINDING MISSION Belize City —The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the Government of Norway have launched a two-week mission to explore the development of a regional technical assistance project to be funded by Norway. The project would support the region’s fisheries and aquaculture sector by strengthening evidence-based management.

JOINT MEETING OF POLLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY EXPERTS FROM LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN HIGHLIGHT IMPORTANCE OF PROTECTING THE REGION’S COASTAL AND MARINE RESOURCES · Governments encouraged to intensify efforts to prevent pollution &reduce marine biodiversity loss in the Wider Caribbean Region. · Marine Litter, Sewage and Agrochemical run-off identified as the major pollutants impacting human […]

SAIL TRAINING VESSEL DANMARK COMING TO THE CARIBBEAN Saint Martin – The Caribbean Sail Training Foundation announced today that one of their member vessels, the full rigged Tall ship DANMARK, will visit Grenada on April 26th 2015 and St.Maarten-St.Martin on May 4th, 2015.

SANDY ISLAND/OYSTER BED MPA (SIOBMPA) RE-ESTABLISHES YACHT MOORING FIELD AT SANDY ISLAND AND ESTABLISHES ANOTHER AT L’ESTERRE BAY HILLSBOROUGH — The Sandy Island/Oyster Bed Marine Protected Area (SIOBMPA) in Carriacou is in the process of restoring its yacht-mooring field, with funding assistance from the CARIBSAVE implemented C-Fish project.


YACHTING ENTHUSIASTS IN NORTH AMERICA SHARE THEIR PERSPECTIVES ON SAILING IN THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN OECS Commission —The OECS Tourism Desk has attempted to address the challenge of lack of data to provide policy guidance to further develop the yachting sector.

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