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PUBLIC ADVISORY: Use of the Buccoo Reef Marine protected area during Easter 2024

Buccoo Reef Marine Park is a restricted Marine Protected Area (MPA)

The public is reminded that the Buccoo Reef Marine Park is a restricted Marine Protected Area (MPA) open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Due to the high traffic expected during Easter (29 March- 1 April) 2024, visitors are asked to be especially mindful of the rules below to ensure safety and enjoyment for all.

The Department of Marine Resources and Fisheries, together with the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard and other law enforcement partners, will be conducting joint patrols of the MPA during Easter. We ask for cooperation from all reef users and the general public in following the rules and encouraging others to comply.

Within the Marine Park:

  • Reef tour boats cannot exceed passenger capacity.
  • No loud music (above 60 decibels) or alcohol consumption is permitted.
  • Stay within marked navigation channels when boating/transiting.
  • No passengers are allowed on the upper decks of reef tour boats while in motion.
  • No jet skiing is permitted to operate within the MPA.
  • No fishing of any kind is allowed within the MPA.
  • Do not remove or interfere with mangroves, seabed, fish or birds.

Visitors to the Marine Park are encouraged to purchase entry tickets at authorised booths:
Booth #15 at Store Bay Beach Facility
Blue Booth at Pigeon Point Heritage Park

For questions or assistance, please contact the Department of Marine Resources and Fisheries at 639-4354/4446.

Have a safe and enjoyable Easter!

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