Joint CERMES/ Local Area Management Project (LAMP) 

OAS IABIN REEfFix /Government of Dominica



Organization of American States
Inter-American Biodiversity Information Network (IABIN)

Dominica Workshop

March 9-10

The Soufriere Scotts Head Marine Reserve (SSMR) was demarcated as a fishery driven reserve in the late 1980s following detailed mapping of the reefs and surveys, from then a lot of sensitization meetings and stakeholder consultations were undertaken until in 1998 the reserve was ratified by government. It is a self funded and managed entity and is an example of government permitting a local body to manage their own resource, a shining example of locally run resource management. The management body is the Local Area Management Authority, (LAMA) and is comprised of local stakeholders; Restaurants, community groups, the respective village councils and the local dive operators within the boundary. The two dollar entry fee charged to divers and snorkeling collected by the Dominica Watersports Association is key to financing conservation activities in the Marine Park.

 Dominica. March 9-10, 2010.




Bertrand Jno Baptiste Dominicas's Coastal changes
Arun Madisetti An Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Tool
Patrick McConney Local Area Management Project (LAMP)
Richard Huber

Reefix Valuation of the Economic Benefits of Marine Ecosystems


Related Information
  • The Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) at the University of
    the West Indies announces the implementation of its Local Area Management Project (LAMP).

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This page was last updated on Wednesday March 17, 2010.