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Day 298 of 365 Things to Do, See & Eat in Jamaica – Visit the Portland Bight Protected Area

Portland Bight Protected Area
Written by Staff Writer

Located on Jamaica’s southern coast, the large Portland Bight Protected Area is home to three fish sanctuaries, including Galleon Harbor, Salt Harbor, and Three Bays. These areas were designated as protected areas in 2009, although the Portland Bight Protected Area dates from 1999. The region provides support for 4,500 fishers, the largest number of all the sanctuaries and about 25 percent of the fishing population on the island. Located within the region are the communities of Mitchell Town, Salt River and Old Harbor Bay. The region is managed by the Caribbean Coastal Area Management Foundation and other conservation resources. Some of the sanctuaries are quite isolated.

About 365 Things to Do, See and Eat in Jamaica
Jamaica has so many unique foods, places and events to offer. These things are often missed by visitors to Jamaica and even locals. Our goal is to have you try new things and see what Jamaica has to fully offer with something to do 365 days of the year. Please note that these are all our opinions and we are always open to suggestions.

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