REGIONAL REEF ASSESSMENT

Eastern Caribbean

OVERVIEW

The following countries are included in this regional assessment. Select a country below to view a national assessment.

6 226,888
PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES SQUARE KM OF OCEAN

Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)

KEY HABITATS

Managed
382.7
SQUARE KM OF CORAL REEF
19.0
SQUARE KM OF MANGROVE
274.6
SQUARE KM OF SEAGRASS

Coral

Mangrove

Seagrass

Shelf

Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)

MARINE MANAGED AREAS

48 975
AREAS DESIGNATED SINCE 1973 SQUARE KM OF OCEAN
46 559
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 regional and national 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.

These indicators have not yet been collected.

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.