UWI team does Reef Check for the Fish Sanctuary

admin March 3, 2017

 
Hello friends!
We have more news on our Fish Sanctuary efforts. A team from the University of West Indies arrived recently to do a four-day marine ecological survey. Commonly known as a “Reef Check”, it will provide a baseline of fish numbers, coral coverage, algae and other marine life in the White River Fish Sanctuary, before the demarcation buoys are put in place and the area starts to be patrolled as a “no take zone”. With less boat traffic, the “No Take Zone” will enable the growth and the facilitation of coral growth along our shores.
Team:
Dr Dayne Buddo, Lecturer and Academic Coordinator at the UWI’s Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory and Field Station;
Fabian Blake and Johann Waldron, Masters students in marine ecology
Jawanza Small – BSE graduate doing internship with Dr Dayne Buddo
Rori Bennett – President of the White River Fishermen’s Association, boat driver for the day. Other fishermen from the WRFA will be involved with their boats on other days.
 

From left to right: Johann Waldron; Dr Dayne Buddo, Marine Ecologist, Lecturer and Academic Coordinator at the UWI’s Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory and Field Station; Fabian Blake; Rori Bennett, President of the White River Fishermen’s Association; and Jawanza Small. Photo credit: UWI Reef team 
 

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