A new marine park is being proposed for The Bahamas. If it comes into existence, it will be located off of the Southwest coast of New Providence – the most populated island in The Bahamas.
The proposed park would cover the areas shown orange and pink on the map attached to the Rapid Ecological Assessment carried out by Craig Dahlgren, PhD. A copy of the Rapid Ecological Assessment can be downloaded from this page on the Bahamas National Trust’s website.
The areas to be included in the proposed park include some of the best dives sites off of New Providence as well as fishing spots used by local fisherman and the docking area used by tankers to off load fuel for the island.
As a part of the process of creating the park, the Bahamas National Trust had the Rapid Ecological Assessment conducted. The Assessment was carried out in July of this year and the Trust is now seeking input from concerned parties to enable it to incorporate proposed boundaries and regulations for the park when it submits its proposal for the park to the Government of The Bahamas.
You can do your part to help to preserve the marine resources of New Providence by taking this short survey which will assist the Trust in the creation of this park.