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  • 1. FOLKESTONE MARINE RESERVE & MARINE MUSEUM Researched and Presented by John Nicholls (Manager, Folkestone Park and Marine Reserve, National Conservation Commission) March 05, 2008
  • 2. BACKGROUND Jan 27, 2010 Prepared and Presented By Manager Folkestone Marine Park & Reserve
  • 3. Establishment of the Reserve
    • The only legislated protected area in Barbados to date.
    • Established in 1981
    • Extends a total distance of 2.2 km from Bellairs Research Institute & Coral Reef Club in the north and southern edge of Sandy Lane Hotel.
    • Measures 950 metres at its widest point, and 660 metres at its narrowest point.
    Jan 27, 2010 Prepared and Presented By Manager Folkestone Marine Park & Reserve
  • 4. Prohibited Activities
    • Dynamiting of reefs
    • Emission of waste into marine environment
    • Fishing
    • Harvesting of coral
    • Removal or damage of any material
    Jan 27, 2010 Prepared and Presented By Manager Folkestone Marine Park & Reserve
  • 5. Objectives of Reserve
    • Maintain coastal and marine ecosystems in their natural state.
    • Act as an area where marine species can breed undisturbed.
    • Provide educational recreation for residents and tourist.
    • Provide a protected area where scientist and students can engage in research.
    Jan 27, 2010 Prepared and Presented By Manager Folkestone Marine Park & Reserve
  • 6. Zoning Scheme
    • The Scientific Zone
    • The Northern & Southern Zone
    • The Recreation Zone
    Jan 27, 2010 Prepared and Presented By Manager Folkestone Marine Park & Reserve
  • 7. Marine Ecology
    • Bellairs Fringing Reef
    • Vauxhall Reef
    • Dottins Reef
    • The Hole at Holetown
    Jan 27, 2010 Prepared and Presented By Manager Folkestone Marine Park & Reserve
  • 8. The Holetown Hole Jan 27, 2010 Prepared and Presented By Manager Folkestone Marine Park & Reserve
  • 9. Human Use
    • Fisheries
    • Recreation
    • Scientific
    Jan 27, 2010 Prepared and Presented By Manager Folkestone Marine Park & Reserve
  • 10. Management and Control
    • The Marine Areas Preservation & Enhancement Act (1976).
    • The Marine Areas (Preservation & Enhancement) (Barbados Marine Reserve) Regulations 1981.
    • Coastal Zone Management Act 1998.
    Jan 27, 2010 Prepared and Presented By Manager Folkestone Marine Park & Reserve
  • 11. Required Infrastructure Examples Jan 27, 2010 Prepared and Presented By Manager Folkestone Marine Park & Reserve
  • 12. Required Infrastructure Examples Jan 27, 2010 Prepared and Presented By Manager Folkestone Marine Park & Reserve
  • 13. Use of Existing Recreation Zone
    • Heavy use by snorkellers, divers, catamarans, large and small boats, jet skis , glass bottom boats
    • 80% concentrated around two sunken barges
    Jan 27, 2010 Prepared and Presented By Manager Folkestone Marine Park & Reserve
  • 14. Annual Use of Marine Reserve (1998 Survey)
    • Cruising Catamarans 50,000
    • Party Cruisers 88,000
    • Scuba Divers 15,000
    • Glass Bottom Boats 8,000
    • TOTAL 161,000
    Jan 27, 2010 Prepared and Presented By Manager Folkestone Marine Park & Reserve
  • 15. Requirements
    • Each individual visiting the reserve through organized snorkel tour must obtain a permit.
    • All divers must acquire permit to dive.
    • A mooring permit will be required for use of moorings.
    • A reservation system will be required.
    • Moorings will be coloured keyed
    Jan 27, 2010 Prepared and Presented By Manager Folkestone Marine Park & Reserve
  • 16. Marine Museum Jan 27, 2010 Prepared and Presented By Manager Folkestone Marine Park & Reserve
  • 17. Current Status
    • In existence since 1981.
    • Facility closed in 1992 for reservations.
    • Modern Interpretive Centre constructed.
    • Funding by Canadian International Development Agency – CIDA through Caribbean Conservation Association – CCA.
    • Completed and opened in 1994.
    • Features educational material on coastal and marine environment.
    • Displays consists of photos, text and aquaria
    Jan 27, 2010 Prepared and Presented By Manager Folkestone Marine Park & Reserve
  • 18. Inside the Visitor Centre Jan 27, 2010 Prepared and Presented By Manager Folkestone Marine Park & Reserve
  • 19. Inside the Visitor Centre Jan 27, 2010 Prepared and Presented By Manager Folkestone Marine Park & Reserve
  • 20. Jan 27, 2010 Prepared and Presented By Manager Folkestone Marine Park & Reserve
  • 21. Jan 27, 2010 Prepared and Presented By Manager Folkestone Marine Park & Reserve
  • 22. Jan 27, 2010 Prepared and Presented By Manager Folkestone Marine Park & Reserve
  • 23. Jan 27, 2010 Prepared and Presented By Manager Folkestone Marine Park & Reserve
  • 24. Jan 27, 2010 Prepared and Presented By Manager Folkestone Marine Park & Reserve
  • 25. Jan 27, 2010 Prepared and Presented By Manager Folkestone Marine Park & Reserve