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Mexico Rocks was established as a part of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve in 2015. The area consists of a general use zone and a conservation zone. While the conservation zone has been marked for some time the general use zone was not. Today, the staff of Hol Chan placed two buoys to demarcate the general use area of the Reserve (Zone G). The buoys also serve to inform persons when they are about to enter the boundaries of the Reserve.
The demarcation buoys are anchored at a position 17.96686⁰ 87.92115 east of White Sands; and 18.03255⁰ 87.88918 east of Sapphire Beach Resort.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in these areas.

As a reminder fishing is allowed within the general use areas by recreational fishers, and traditional license commercial fishers. Spear fishing and the use of nets are not allowed.