The Barbados Marine Trust is a organisation dedicated
to promoting environmentally and socially-sustainable use of the Marine
areas of Barbados. The membership includes individuals from many different
user groups-fishers, dive-operators, hoteliers, water-sports operators,
business people, school children, and the community in general.
The Trust wishes to play a major role in assisting the
Government of Barbados in the implementation of marine management initiatives.
It intends to show how proper management of our marine resources can result
in a healthy and productive marine environment thereby providing a legacy
for future generations.
Protecting our reefs ensures that our
economy, community, and the livelihoods of our people are sustained.
The Trust intends to implement a long-term plan, which will enable
us to educate the population in particular our children on the importance
of, and need for a permanent policy for the future of our marine resources.
• The development of a Marine Plan for the
island of Barbados.
• A series of educational programs aimed at our children,
community groups, and visitors.
• The construction of artificial reefs and use of other measures
for fisheries enhancement.
• The renewal of existing reef structures.
• Development of marine viewing areas.
• Improvement of beach access and amenities for local residents.
• Assistance in repairing coastal structures.
THE BARBADOS MARINE TRUST and a group of concerned
citizens are protesting against what they perceive as a threat and
gradual erosion of a part of the Drill Hall Beach.
The protesters, including divers, surfers and swimmers
met with the media yesterday at the beach and objected strongly
to a groyne inadvertently created in an effort to anchor the beach
front at the Savannah Hotel. Read