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|The main objectives of the project
• To improve the marine environment for present and
future generations and in particular to increase the
biodiversity in the area.
• To improve the species variety
and population density of all marine life, fish, corals
sponges etc. in the area.
• To use local knowledge and
experience to restore the ailing marine environment in the
most cost effective manner · The ecological enhancement of the
• To mimic the natural environment in an area which
is the least polluted in Barbados.
• To create an
environment which will enhance the “Food Fish” population of
• To create an awareness of the marine
environment and to use the local Fishing Community /Diving
/Dive Boat/ Cruise Operators/ Pleasure Craft operators/ Water
Sports Operators/Hotels/ as “Reef Police” to ensure the
success of the project.
|• To use this project as a means
of monitoring reef development for future
“Reef Balls/ Artificial Reef Systems ” have
been tried and tested worldwide and the results have been well
documented. They are easy to construct and the materials and
labour required are available locally.
reefs are individually created, specially treated, concrete
modules designed to attract marine life to a specific area.
They are deployed in groups of varying numbers and sizes, and
are resistant to both the physical, chemical and human
interference. They are constructed with the natural
environment in mind and have a life span of approximately 500
years. Specially designed moulds are used to construct the
reef balls and these moulds, once purchased are re-usable for
at least 8 years.