Molinière-Beauséjour Marine Protected Area / Grenada


Public Service Announcement with soca superstar Mr. Killa (of "Rolly Polly" fame) on conserving our marine protected areas (MPAs)


In Grenada, the CATS Programme supports the sustainable development of the Molinière-Beauséjour Marine Protected Area (MBMPA). Particular emphasis is put on the consolidation of day-to-day operations capacities of the MPA, which are closely connected to its overall sustainable financial management.

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The Molinière-Beauséjour Marine Protected Area (MBMPA) is located on the south-west coast of the island of Grenada in the parish of St. George. The MBMPA is approximately 6 square kilometres, comprising the marine areas of the Beauséjour, Flamingo and Dragon Bays, and featuring fish, lobster and coral reefs, and is subject to sedimentation from erosion. It is one of four marine protected areas (MPAs) in Grenada.

Summary of the Management Objectives of the Molinière-Beauséjour Marine Protected Area (Government of Grenada, 2010)

In addition to supporting the general consolidation of managerial capacities with the Marine Protected Areas Unit of the Department of Fisheries, the CATS Programme assists Grenada and the MBMPA with the following:

  • Development and Implementation of the MBMPA Communication Strategy
  • MPA communication activities: PSA's, Billboard, Flyers & Brochures, Posters, Documentary, MPA Educational activities in schools and communities
  • Yacht and Dive Mooring Replacement and Repairs
  • Molinere-Beausejour two-week’s MPA Summer Camps 2014 and 2015
  • National Lionfish Action Plan (linked to Regional Lionfish Programme)
  • 27 ft. MPA Workboat and Trailer, VHF and Safety Equipment
  • 4-wheel Work Vehicle
  • Dive gear, Dive Compressor
  • Financial Support to IT Infrastructure and A/V & Communication Equipment for MPA promotion in Schools and Communities
  • Policy and Technical level Regional Cooperation and Exchange Programme
  • Review and Strategic Action Planning for Changes and Amendments of the National Legal and Organisational Framework for Sustainable Management of Marine Reserves in Grenada
  • Drafting and Amending Priority Legislation for the Sustainable Management of Marine Reserves in Grenada
  • MBMPA Business Development and Sustainable Financial Management, Marketing and Private-Sector (Tourism) Events
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  • Biophysical and Biodiversity Monitoring Programme and Training at MBMPA
  • Regional Staff Exchange Programme on MPA Environmental Programmes
  • National/ Governance level Communication Events; Video Productions; Cabinet Presentations
  • Local Community, School and General Public-level Communication Events e.g. MPA Awareness Month
  • MBMPA Staff Capacity Development
Related posts and updates on recent activities:
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    • 11/6/2015 7:13:02 AM
    The CATS-Programme organised a water quality assessment in the Moliniere-Beausejour Watershed in Grenada and a training for MPA rangers and Environmental Health officers as well as an awareness workshop for farmers. The sessions and assessment was facilitated by Ermine Herman from CARPHA’s Environmental Health and Sustainable Development Department based in Saint Lucia. In April 2015 Ermine Herman, Environmental Health and Sustainable Development Department, CARPHA, undertook a water quality as...
    • 7/22/2015 9:39:00 AM
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    • 6/2/2015 9:36:44 PM
    Underwater Transect Analysis Training CATS2 February - April 2014The aim of this succession of five CATS2-supported National REEF Check Training and Certification Courses was to build capacity in underwater monitoring of coral reefs in five (5) Marine Managed Areas (MMA) in Dominica (DOM), Grenada (GDA), Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN), Saint Lucia (SLU), and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). CATS2 and its partner institutions in the countries realised and acknowledged that improved susta...
    • 6/2/2015 8:45:02 PM
    CATS2 7th-28th July 2014Supported by CATS2 the Grenada MPA Management Unit of the Fisheries Department, in cooperation with local schools at Moliniere Beausejour organised a two-week MPA Summer Camp for 40 school children. The kids experienced a wide range of classroom and field activities including getting their feet wet snorkelling in the Moliniere Beausejour MPA. The Summer Camp included all kinds of hands-on experiments and quizzes related to the marine and coastal environment, its ecosystem...
    • 6/2/2015 6:47:33 PM
    CATS2 in Grenada - 19.08.2014 - Public Service Announcement with soca superstar Mr. Killa (of "Rolly Polly" fame) on the importance of marine protected areas (MPAs).
    • 6/2/2015 6:24:33 PM
    ... what a title National Policy Conferences on the Strategic Action Plans for the Improvement of the National Legal and Organisational Frameworks (SAP-LOF) for the Sustainable Management of Marine Managed Areas In short: National SAP-LOF Conferences. GDA SAP-LOF Conference Opening Saint Kitts and Nevis - 14th April 2015Dominica - 30th April 20157th May 2015 - GrenadaSaint Lucia - 12th May 2015Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - 19th May 2015As a crucial step in the process towards developin...
    • 6/2/2015 5:00:46 PM
    16-21 June 2014 CATS 2 Workshop Participants from MMA all over the CARICOM Region The successful workshop initiated the preparation of the MMA Management Plans, the cornerstone of sustainable financial management and an important milestone in the operational plans of each country MMA. CATS 2 Workshop on Sustainable Financial Management of MMAs The workshop was attended by 35 participants from the MMAs in the 5 countries and partner organisations closely involved marine resource managem...
Useful Resources
FileDescriptionDate AddedFile Size
GRENADA_Map 1_Boundaries and Zoning
MBMPA - Boundaries and Zoning
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GRENADA_Map 2_Marine ecosystems_natural resources
MBMPA - Marine Ecosystems / Natural Resources
August 17, 2014 11:24 PM0 KB
GRENADA_Map 3a_Main resource uses Yachting
MBMPA - Main Resources Uses Yachting
August 17, 2014 11:22 PM0 KB
GRENADA_Map 3b_Main resource uses Snorkeling
MBMPA - Main Resources Uses Snorkeling
August 17, 2014 11:17 PM0 KB
GRENADA_Map 4_Water pollution incomplete
MBMPA - Water Pollution Incomplete
August 17, 2014 11:27 PM0 KB
MBMPA - Main Resources Uses Fishing
August 17, 2014 11:26 PM0 KB
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