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Turtle tragedy – better lighting would save baby greens

  Scores of baby turtles found dead on West Bay road over the weekend has seen fresh calls for better lighting to avoid such tragedies. On Friday, more than 60 endangered baby green turtles were confused by lights and many were found dead on West Bay Road close to Cemetery Beach. After hatching, the …

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Conch and whelk seasons closed

The Department of Environment is reminding the public that fishing for conch and whelk in local waters is temporarily prohibited during the closed season, which began on May 1. “The closed season for conch and whelk is designed to give the local population a break from harvesting during the parts …

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Branson in Little Cayman to see groupers

Sir Richard Branson was in Little Cayman and witnessed a massive spawning aggregation of Nassau groupers and was impressed. Branson made the dive off the coast of Little Cayman with Dr. Guy Harvey, the Cayman Islands Department of Environment and Reef Environmental Education Foundation to help spread the word about …

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DoE and Allen firm meet halfway on reef restoration

After a public war of words, US billionaire and ocean conservationist Paul G. Allen’s firm Vulcan Inc. and the Department of Environment have finally reached agreement on beginning reef restoration work in the West Bay Replenishment Zone. On Thursday afternoon (25 February) Vulcan Inc and the DoE issued a joint …

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Reef dispute continues

Allen’s firm takes jab at DoE over delay US billionaire and ocean conservationist Paul G. Allen’s firm Vulcan Inc. has accused the Department of Environment of dragging its feet on reef restoration works in the West Bay replenishment zone. This as the firm, in a brief statement over the weekend, …

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Emergency reef restoration work begins

After nearly one month, Department of Environment (DoE) staff has commenced emergency salvage work on the 14, 000 sq ft area allegedly damaged in January by the mega yacht belonging to US billionaire and ocean conservationist Paul Allen. The DoE, through a media statement on Friday (19 February,) said that …

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Coral harvesting must be properly monitored

Local environmental activist Courtney Platt is urging the Department of Environment to strictly monitor the harvesting of Black Sea Rod corals by US-based Maxey Cosmetics to ensure protection of Cayman’s main tourist attraction. On Tuesday the DoE, together with the Environment Ministry, announced that Government and Maxey Cosmetics signed a …

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Marine Parks public consultation extended

The National Conservation Council (NCC) has extended the time for receipt of public feedback on the proposed Enhanced Marine Protected Areas to 5 pm on Friday 18 December. A press release from the NCC said the council wished to accommodate requests for additional time to submit representations. Details of the …

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DoE reminds public of lobster & conch season regulations

Lobster season opened on 1 December, and the Cayman Islands Department of Environment (DoE) has issued a reminder of the regulations for taking certain marine creatures in local waters. The DoE noted that people should not purchase local conch and lobster over the limit as that encourages poaching. A department …

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