The lagoon also has a sea floor and much more mangrove, all teaming with life. The ecological ramifications are about the same at either location.
The property south of town has a current landing dock and a channel. It is not as far as Boca Ciega. It was recently being used for the same reasons.
Although a bit ugly and smelly, the trucks are needed for the Island's expansion. Keeping the island for day visitors is not an option. Thus, hotels and condos will continue to be built. Until we have a bridge connecting us to the mainland (not good) the need for barges will be here. Four miles south of town is 100% better than in the downtown area, for sure.
Remember the last lady that opposed the Eiley's? This is one of the largest families on the island and has been instrumental in the development of this island. I'm sure they have a clue as to what they are doing opposed to a few that may have visited here or may only have been here for a few years. It is a developing island, so get used to it for another decade or so. Even with the barge in the back, the local residents will not appreciate heavy traffic on their quiet streets.
AC has adequate marine reserves. I would give up on the immediate town area, it's all ready gone. So relax, it's all good and getting better.
The other option is to close the doors to visitors and business development and cheat the Belizeans of a great opportunity to support their families in the tourism industry.
The location south of town will be a huge st