Hol Chan and SPTGA Place Mooring Buoys Along the Reef
Source: The San Pedro Sun
November 11, 2011
"An ongoing project to place permanent mooring buoys along the reef in popular sites off the shores of Ambergris Caye continued this past week. Manager of Hol Chan Marine Reserve (HCMR) spoke with The San Pedro Sun. "Every year we have, in corroboration with the San Pedro Tour Guide Association (SPTGA), carried out this project of maintaining and installing new mooring buoys for use for tourism inside the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and other areas commonly used by tour guides and tour operators on the island".
Funding for the project comes from various entities such as Coral Reef Alliance, local resorts hotels as well as Hol Chan. Maintenance of the buoys are don by tour guides and tour operates with the support from the fisheries department and Hol Chan. Mr Alamilla hopes that this project will reduce much damage to our already endangered Barrier Reef System which would be caused by anchoring vessels on and near these sites. In the past week, six mooring buoys were installed at Palmero's Point as well as six at the HCMR."
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