National Implementing Entity: Department of Marine Resources
ECMMAN Site: Narrows Marine Reserve (NMR); Narrows Fishing Priority Area (NFPA)
Progress and Upcoming Events
1. First ECMMAN national consultation and soft launch of the ECMMAN project – January 16, 2014
2. The MoU for the MMA strengthening small grant proposal will be signed in September 2014. The applying organization is the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society in collaboration with the Department of Marine Resources. The objective of their project is to build on the Marine Zoning project that was completed by TNC in 2010 with funding from the USAID and establish two new Marine Managed Areas (MMAs). These are the Narrows Marine Reserve and The Narrows Fishing Priority Area. These two new MMAs will be a first for the twin island state of SKN, since the country has no MMAs at present.
3. The call for the proposals for the Livelihood Support Fund will be launched over the next few weeks. The deadline for concept notes will be in September, 2014.
Rainbow parrotfish in the Caribbean. Photo credit: © Ken Marks/The Nature Conservancy