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Jamaica bound? Marine resources and management at a crossroads in Antigua and Barbuda

December 2012

Can a Caribbean nation reliant on marine resources develop an economy based on coral reef ecosystems in spite of threats to those resources?

Jamaica bound? Marine resources and management at a crossroads in Antigua and Barbuda

This article is based on research published in the Society’s Geographical Journal which examines the contrasting case studies of Antigua & Barbuda and Jamaica.

This research asks: Can a Caribbean nation heavily reliant on marine resources develop a sustainable economy based on coral reef ecosystems in spite of human and physical stresses and threats to those resources?

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This article can be used to make cross-curricular links in relation to: food supplies, tourisms, marine environments and sustainable resources management.

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  • About Antigua and Barbuda
  • Commercial fisheries
  • Government regulations
  • Concerns for the future
  • Avoiding the ‘Jamaican path’

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