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Marine Awareness Guide Launch

Thursday, July 29– The Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour and the Conservation and Fisheries Department is inviting residents and visitors to the launch of their BVI Marine Awareness Guide second edition, on August 11, 2010 at a reception at Drake’s Point, Fort Burt Hotel.

Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour Mrs. Janice Rymer said, “The magazine is aimed at educating the public about the marine environment, and in turn will allow persons to become better stewards of the environment”.

Chief Conservation and Fisheries Officer, Mr. Bertrand Lettsome said, “The Guide will continue to provide information on the conservation and preservation of the marine environment and its species, as well as provide information on the laws and policies that underpin the conservation efforts”.


Mr. Lettsome also noted that the Marine Awareness Guide will highlight areas of the marine environment that benefit BVI residents and visitors. Some areas include food, recreation and economic benefits through tourism and the guide will raise awareness on how important protecting these resources are.

Individuals that attend the reception can obtain a free copy and persons can also access the publication through, www.bvimarineawareness.com.

The BVI Marine Awareness Guide was produced as a collaborative effort between the Conservation and Fisheries Department, aLookingGlass Ltd. and local photographers, while funded by the Foreign Commonwealth Office, Victor International, Nanny Cay Marina, Mosaka Ventures, CCT, Sail Caribbean, Action Quest, Sea Trek, The Moorings, Sunsail, BVI Tourist Board, Horizon Yacht Charters, Rosewood Little Dix Bay, Sotheby’s and Road Town Wholesale.

The Marine Awareness Guide is an annual publication and features marine habitats, marine species, marine-related laws, conservation practices, potentially dangerous marine organisms and safety measures.


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