ReefFix: An ICZM Coral Reef Restoration, Watershed Management and Capacity Building Demonstration Project for the Caribbean


Tobago Cays Marine Park
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Tobago Keys Marine Park, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. January 11-12, 2010



Economic Valuation of Goods and Services Derived from Coral Reefs

in the Tobago Cays Marine Park

The Grenadines are geologically older than St. Vincent and are situated on an extensive shallow bank of which three-quarters lie in less than 50 m of water (Gill 2006). This creates ideal conditions for the formation of productive seagrass beds, mangroves and coral reefs. The Tobago Cays are located in the Southern Grenadines about 50 kilometres south of the island of St. Vincent. The marine park encompasses an area of 1.4 km2. and includes the inhabited island of Mayreau (~250 residents) and 5 uninhabited islands (Petit Rameau, Petit Bateau, Jamesby, Baradal and Petit Tabac).

In 1987, the Tobago Cays Marine Conservation Area was established with a focus on managing fisheries resources and was subsequently reclassified as the Tobago Cays Marine Park (TCMP) (Pena 2006). Over the years a multi-stakeholder board was established and a park manager was selected. Numerous management plans were drafted over the years without significant implementation. Currently the entire Grenadines are in the process of applying to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Report and Economic Evaluation By David Gill

 St. Vincent and the Grenadines ReefFix Exercise (Draft Report)



Tobago Keys Marine Park

January 11-12, 2010


Economic Valuation of Goods and Services Derived from Coral Reefs- David Gill

Eco effectiveness and assessment of marine resources OAS - Richard Huber Lucine Edwards - Fisheries Division
Anthony Bowman - Physical Planning FitzGerald Providence - Forestry
Andrew Wilson - National Parks Camille Soleyn - Ministry Tourism

Vera Ann Brereton - SVG Hotel and Tourism Association

Martin Baritow - Susgren

Susan Singh Renton - Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Secretariat

Otis Joslyn - CPACC





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