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‘No fees’ for sea bathing

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

‘No fees’ for sea bathing

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THE PROPOSED SETTING UP of protected zones within Barbados’ waters will not mean beach privatisation or fees for sea bathing, one of its main advocates has said.

Blue Finance, a non-governmental organisation, has made the recommendation for marine management areas (MMAs) to Government and it is being widely discussed by stakeholders.

The coastal conservation project would involve a large section of the marine environment (20 square kilometres) designated as a recreational zone, a conservation zone and a fishing priority zone.

Marine biologist Angelique Brathwaite, who formerly headed the marine research section of the Coastal Zone Management Unit, said Barbados was chosen as the project’s pilot site and Blue Finance hoped to take the idea to other Caribbean nations.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.