Blue finance in St Kitts & Nevis

Blue finance is partnering with key actors to implement a co-management agreement for the conservation of 100% of all the coastal ecosystems of
St Kitts&Nevis.

In august 2016, the Government approved the declaration of the St. Kitts and Nevis Marine Management Area (SKNMMA) as defined by the two (2) miles radius of sea water around the St. Kitts and Nevis’ coastline. The government and associated partners have conducted extensive multi-sectoral consultations to define the marine area to be managed and the zones within the area. There is now legislation that supports for proper management and governance of such an area.
The SKNMMA requires consequent financial investments and human resources for an efficient management. In the last months, preliminary recommendations have been made by BF to the Government for the management and financing of the SKNMMA without an increase in public investment. The main approach relies on a co-management agreement with a local non-profit company to operate the SKNMMA.