Maracas Bay, Trinidad
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The Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Inter-Ministerial Committee was appointed by Cabinet in 2018 to guide the implementation of the Action Plan for the ICZM Policy Framework. The ICZM Policy Framework seeks to facilitate an integrated approach to coastal zone management aimed at maintaining and where necessary, enhancing the functional integrity of the coastal resource systems while enabling sustainable, economic development through rational, inclusive decision-making and planning…read more
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Trinidad and Tobago has a collective coastline length of 704 km and the country’s jurisdictional sovereignty and responsibility extends beyond the terrestrial into the marine through its archipelagic waters, territorial sea and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). In total, the areal extent of these encompasses 77,502 km2 of waters surrounding the islands. Trinidad and Tobago therefore has a land to sea ratio of about 1:15 that is ﬁfteen times more sea space than land space, which indicates the importance of the read more