NATIONAL REEF ASSESSMENT
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Saint Kitts and Nevis

KEY HABITATS

Managed
52.8
SQUARE KM OF CORAL REEF
0.9
SQUARE KM OF MANGROVE
34.6
SQUARE KM OF SEAGRASS

Coral

Mangrove

Seagrass

Shelf

Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)

MARINE MANAGED AREAS

3 429
AREAS DESIGNATED SINCE 2016 SQUARE KM OF OCEAN
0 0
AREAS PROPOSED AND AWAITING DESIGNATION SQUARE KM OF OCEAN
Ocean Managed
Shelf Managed

Managed Area Boundary

Shelf

Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)

CORAL REEF HEALTH

Coral reef health is measured using four indicators: coral cover, fleshy macroalgae, herbivorous fish and commercial fish. The Coral Reef Health Index (RHI) is the average of the four indicators. Each indicator is assessed at the country and regional level for a given year resulting in a score from 0 and 5 and a grade ranging from Very Good to Critical. If an indicator has been assessed for at least two years then a trend is calculated for the two most recent years, otherwise it is listed as Not Available (N/A). The number of sites sampled and source dataset are also provided for each indicator.

Reef Health Charts allow you to see the grades assessed for all four indicators all at once. Each chart contains the Reef Health Index (RHI) in the middle and the 4 main indicators around the outside. The map below includes Reef Health Charts for the national and subregion level. Reef Health Charts are based on data from comparable surveys. A summary of the data sources is available in the RHI Documentation.

Grade

Subregion

MANAGEMENT EFFECTIVENESS

The declaration of a managed area does not always result in adequate protection. The more effective the management of an area is, the more likely it will meet ecological and social goals. The 10 indicators below assess whether each Marine Managed Area meets thresholds for effective and equitable management.

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Grade

Subregion

SOCIOECONOMIC

Socioeconomic indicators assess the economic and social aspects of fisheries and the interaction with the pursuit of sustainability.

These indicators have not yet been collected.