Tag: Marine Parks

DoE Comment on Cayman Compass CPA Morritt’s Article

In light of the recent Compass article regarding the Central Planning Authority’s (CPA) environmental consultation process in relation to the Morritt’s application, the Department of Environment (DoE) and National Conservation Council (NCC) feel compelled to clarify that since July 2023 the CPA have been fully aware of the DoE/NCC’s simple, directed conditions of approval required to mitigate the potential adverse effects to the adjacent Marine Protected Area.

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Where Can I Fish from Shore?

The Department of the Environment has become aware of enquiries by members of the public concerning whether a recent rule change outlawed fishing from the shore everywhere in the Cayman Islands. The Minister for Environment and the Department of Environment wish to assure the public that this is not true. “The enhanced Marine Parks regulations

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SCTLD Response Divers Wanted!

SCTLD Response Divers Wanted! The DoE needs assistance in coordinating the national response to SCTLD. Deadline: 17 April 2021. Click to download the full notice (Pdf 453Kb) Find application here: https://doe.ky/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/SCTLD-APPLICATION-FORM.doc Send application to: Rebecca.Jordison@gov.ky

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Enhanced Marine Parks

The enhanced marine parks are now in force. Download your copy of the new brochure to stay familiar with the Cayman Islands marine conservation rules.           https://doe.ky/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Marine-Parks-Brochure-March-18-2021.pdf  

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Why The Rules

Strict rules and guidelines when it comes to fishing in Cayman waters are there for a reason, and unless they are adhered to, future generations will suffer. That’s the view of Department of Environment enforcement officer Mark Orr who’s tasked with protecting Cayman’s seas. http://www.cayman27.com.ky/2013/03/06/doe-marine-life-warning  If you want to know what the rules are you

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Marine Parks Press Briefing

Receive questions from friends, family or random strangers on the new marine parks and wish you knew the latest? Interested in the outcome of the consultation last year (Oct and Nov)? See it for yourself right here!!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WlgwCGnNkBE#

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Shark Survey

Sharks and Cetaceans Report and Policy Survey In 2009 the Department of Environment and partner organisations Marine Conservation International and the Save Our Seas Foundation, with funding from the Overseas Territory Environment Programme, and with the involvement of the Guy Harvey Research Institute, undertook to investigate both the status and value of sharks and rays

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DoE Updates

It’s not exactly Schrödinger’s cat but the DoE is researching how ‘observing’ lionfish changes their behaviour. And by ‘observing’ we mean “kill ‘em and grill ‘em”. Check out the DoE Lionfish Page to learn more about these invasive creatures and for a link to the CITA lionfish culling dive schedule. Email us to find out

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