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#474761 - 10/11/13 09:37 PM New zoning map for Mexico Rocks  
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I have been looking at the new zoning map that has been floating around today and I was wondering if anyone has a more detailed map of the Section H no take zone. In particular, I am wondering how close to shore this zone runs as my property is right in the middle of the zone. I would hate not being able to spear fish or catch lobsters in front of my dock.

On a related note, what restrictions are there on the conservation areas. Specifically the Cayo Frances area.

#475084 - 10/17/13 07:46 AM Re: New zoning map for Mexico Rocks [Re: WWIII]  
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In response to your query on the H zone:
Zone H, which is a no take zone, is at a far distance from your property, your pier does not fall under the zone and you can fish or catch lobsters in front of your pier. The only restriction is no spearfishing as the sea in front of your property falls within the Mexico rocks general use zone.
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#475150 - 10/18/13 04:26 AM Re: New zoning map for Mexico Rocks [Re: WWIII]  
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The signatures required to make Mexico Rocks a reserve are still being held back as ransom for the dredging permits of a special interest group.
Catch your lobsters and spear your fish where ever you want it's not a reserve.


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#475288 - 10/20/13 11:15 AM Re: New zoning map for Mexico Rocks [Re: WWIII]  
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Mexico Rocks
Mexico Rocks is a shallow patch reef complex located off the northern tip of Ambergris Caye, in the Belizean Barrier Reef. The site consists of approximately 100 Holocene patch reefs, clustered on a ridge of Pleistocene limestone, and is composed predominantly of boulder corals (Montastraea annularis). The reef has accumulated in shallow (about 2.5 to 5 meters) water over the last 420 years. The Montastraea annularis patch corals that dominate here are unique to Ambergris Caye's northern lagoon and a rare occurrence in Belize. The site was recommended for designation as a marine preserve in 1978, and is still under consideration. It is seen as an important addition to the caye's ecotourism attractions, being a popular snorkeling destination. The area is known for conch, banded shrimp, arrow crab, flounders, stingray, yellow tail snappers, and an assortment of butterfly fish and angelfish.


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#475487 - 10/22/13 09:46 PM Re: New zoning map for Mexico Rocks [Re: elbert]  
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Was at the Public Consultation on the Land Use Development Study for Ambergris Caye Today, it should take 2 more years before it is implemented.


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