ORANGE BAY SPECIAL FISHERY CONSERVATION AREA MANAGEMENT

The Orange Bay Special Fishery Conservation Area is 535.51 hectares and is one of eleven sanctuaries declared in 2011. It has a dense population of mangroves and sea grass which makes it an important nursery area. It also has small communities of staghorn and Elkhorn corals as well as important indicator species such as sea cucumbers and diademas. NEPT manages this area through a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. Current management activities includes Patrolling and Enforcement, Installation of Demarcation Buoys, Education and Awareness, Research and Alternative Livelihoods Programmes. Our goal is to have a fully functional sanctuary that is providing ecosystem benefits to a wide array of stakeholders and to have a fully informed and supportive community that encourages self-governance.

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