UWI-CERME - Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies of theUniversity of the West Indies, Department of Natural Resources, Anguilla, Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration (MNRLI),
Government of the Virgin Islands (GoVI), Montserrat - Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Housing and
Environment, The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Commission
Sargassum influxes have had increasingly negative ecological and socio-economic impacts on Anguilla, British Virgin Islands and Montserrat since 2011. This project will implement a participatory and multi-level approach to manage sargassum influxes to protect and enhance coastal and marine biodiversity and associated livelihoods. Key activities include: improving research, monitoring and early warnings of influxes to inform decision-making; strengthening multi-stakeholder engagement; and building the capacity of coastal and marine managers and users for sargassum use, removal and rehabilitation of affected areas.