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- Building hotels for tropical fish
- Marine biotechnology is being used in the East to help
increase the fish population. Tourists traveling to Bayahibe will
benefit from the planting of several reef balls in the turquoise
waters of Bayahibe in the area of the National Park of the East.
These are known as artificial reefs or hotels for fish and marine
species and will be placed some 30 or 50 meters from the beach.
The reef balls will increase the marine biodiversity and will
enrichen the snorkeling experience of tourists visiting the hotels
in the area. The artificial habitats are being installed by the
Reef Ball Development Group, as a pilot program that could be
implemented in other areas of the country to stimulate the
reproduction of fish and other marine organisms. The reef balls
are one meter tall and one meter wide.
March 17, 1998 2 pm