The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming...
It is valued at $145,000, and it is equipped with a 2018 Twin Suzuki outboards 300 HP and a boat master commercial tri-axle aluminum boat trailer. The donation and transfer took place on June 14.
At a critical time for economies and the ocean, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) joined forces to create, for the first time in the Caribbean, a guide to coral reef restoration designed specifically for the tourism sector.
NOAA Fisheries requests the public’s comments on a proposed rule to implement three new island-based fishery management plans that would replace the four existing U.S. Caribbean-wide fishery management plans.
The new Residential Erosion Control program will provide residential property owners with professional site assessments and concept designs for improvements to address drainage runoff and erosion issues.
To assist Coral Bay, St. John, residents to get their water tested easily, the Coral Bay Community Council is providing a group pick-up and drop-off service at its office for a round of testing on June 21.
EPA’s most recent Beach Report found that beaches on U.S. coasts and along the Great Lakes were open and safe for swimming 92 percent of the time in 2020.
Seasonal harvest closures conserve fished populations and help sustain and improve the fisheries of the Virgin Islands.
DPNR performed water quality analysis at 19 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of May 23 – May 27, 2022. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing.
These funds will allow the territory to begin the design in advance of the obligation for the system-wide replacement projected at $1.5 billion.