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Tag: Department of Environment

DoE urges conservation of dwindling fish stocks

DoE urges conservation of dwindling fish stocks

| 21/11/2016 | 20 Comments
(CNS): With a number of changes at this time of year over what people can and cannot take from the sea, the Department of Environment (DoE) is urging everyone not to poach and help protect the country’s dwindling fish stocks. Restrictions on take have been put in place as a means of ensuring the l [...]

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Turtles still challenged but nest numbers steady

Turtles still challenged but nest numbers steady

| 10/11/2016 | 33 Comments
(CNS): Over 300 turtle nests were identified by Department of Environment staff during this year’s turtle nesting season on Grand Cayman, with a combined total of more than 400 on all three islands, slightly down on the 2015 figures but given seasonal fluctuations, experts believe there is a stead [...]

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DoE warns rock removal will damage 7MB

DoE warns rock removal will damage 7MB

| 08/11/2016 | 72 Comments
(CNS): Cabinet’s decision to allow one of Dart’s network of property companies to dig up beach rock from Seven Mile Beach went against clear technical advice from environmental experts. In its review of the coastal work application made by Crymble Landholdings Ltd, the Department of the Environm [...]

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DoE urges people not to support poachers

DoE urges people not to support poachers

| 04/11/2016 | 10 Comments
(CNS): As the conch and whelk season opened this week, officials from the Department of Environment urged people not to support poaching and abide by the catch regulations to help preserve stocks. DoE Senior Research Officer John Bothwell explained why the limits are important even during open seaso [...]

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Dart gets go-ahead to dig up 7MB

Dart gets go-ahead to dig up 7MB

| 04/11/2016 | 164 Comments
(CNS): One of Dart’s web of property companies has been given the go-ahead for the first step in the developer’s goal to remove the natural formation of beach-rock in an area of Seven Mile Beach just north of its new Kimpton resort. Department of Environment officials learned yesterday that the [...]

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Cruise tourist finds new species of ant in Cayman

Cruise tourist finds new species of ant in Cayman

| 03/11/2016 | 19 Comments
(CNS): When James Wetterer docked in the Cayman Islands during his Caribbean cruise holiday in April he set off to see the sights, but he did not head to Seven Mile Beach or Stingray City. Instead, the professor at Florida’s Atlantic University headed for the nearest patch of red mangroves to cont [...]

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Road poses flooding risks

Road poses flooding risks

| 31/10/2016 | 30 Comments
(CNS): One of the main reasons why the Department of Environment recommended the need for an environmental impact assessment for the proposed extension of the east-west arterial road through the central mangrove wetlands was the very real risk of flooding. The chair of the National Conservation Coun [...]

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Developer rejects NCC’s order for road EIA

Developer rejects NCC’s order for road EIA

| 27/10/2016 | 91 Comments
(CNS): The National Conservation Council’s requirement that an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) be conducted before government commits to constructing ten miles of highway to support the proposed Ironwood golf project has been rejected by the developers. At a general meeting Wednesday, the co [...]

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Iguana bounty chaos adds to challenges

Iguana bounty chaos adds to challenges

| 25/08/2016 | 69 Comments
(CNS): Fred Burton has described the recent green iguana cull experiments on Grand Cayman as “chaotic” and “discouraging”. The blue iguana expert, now working directly with the Department of the Environment on the invasive species project, said two of three professional hunters managed to ki [...]

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CPA chair behind controversial project

CPA chair behind controversial project

| 21/08/2016 | 104 Comments
(CNS): The Central Planning Authority chairman has received planning permission for a controversial South Sound development that has raised a number of environmental concerns. Although Al Thompson recused himself from the 3 August CPA meeting, his Coriander development was granted planning permissio [...]

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Cayman to host regional marine conference

Cayman to host regional marine conference

| 18/08/2016 | 7 Comments
(CNS): As the country waits on the government to approve the expansion and enhancement of marine parks around Cayman to protect reef fish in particular, the Department of Environment has announced that it will be hosting the annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) Conference on 7-11 Nov [...]

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