A perfect example to show that data is very important to alleviating environmental impacts, which was discussed as a possibility in a previous post. In this instance, data is looked at in terms of marine resources and coastal management.
People have the power to improve our ocean resources. Understanding the current health of these resources and the needs of those who use them is the first step toward making decisions that protect them for the future.
Last week in St. Kitts and Nevis, marine biologists, fisheries officers, scientists and natural resource managers from the Eastern Caribbean attended a workshop on marine, socio-economic and management effectiveness data collection methods. Representatives contributed to drafts of their country’s first ever Coral Reef Report Card, which will guide an understanding of the overall health of marine areas and help leaders develop strategies to protect them.
The six-day workshop was part of the Climate-Resilient Eastern Caribbean Marine Managed Areas Network (ECMMAN) project and was hosted by
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