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Petition Against Development on Cayo Rosario

Posted By: Marty

Petition Against Development on Cayo Rosario - 09/26/21 10:12 AM

How do you feel about the development of Cayo Rosario within the Hol Chan Marine Reserve? Here's a petition against it.

https://www.change.org/p/fisheries-...ario-inside-the-hol-chan-marine-preserve

On behalf of the flats fishing community, tour guides, tour operators, tourists of Belize, and commercial fisherman of San Pedro, Caye Caulker and Sarteneja, we hereby present signatures on this statement that opposes any development that includes over the water structures, dredging and filling of rock materials in flats habitats of Hol Chan Marine Reserve, including Cayo Rosario. Flats habitats include bottom of seagrass, rocky, sand and mud.

The flats located within the Hol Chan Marine Reserve are also home to a very healthy population of Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon. Thousands of anglers each year travel to Belize, and fish for these highly prized catch and release game fish. The sport fishing industry in Belize generates US $ 56 million each year, supports over 2100 direct jobs and hundreds of local tour guides and their families, boosts the hotel industry, and provides income for local restaurants and business.
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