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The city of Montego Bay is home to approximately 125,000 residents and hosts just as many tourists on an annual basis.  Studies indicate that healthy coral reefs generate over US$427,000,000 per annum for the Jamaican economy. Yet people are concerned about the state of the environment and its continued deterioration. 

The Trust empowers people and communities to have a meaningful impact through international commemorations such as International Coastal Cleanup, Earth Day, World Environment Day and World Wetlands Day.

february 2nd
World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day is held each February to commemorate the importance of wetlands around the globe.  While much of Montego Bay’s shoreline boasts critical mangrove habitat (including Bogue Lagoon Fish Sanctuary), ongoing efforts are required to help replant mangroves impacted by encroachment, deforestation and debris.

World Wetlands Day is held each February to commemorate the importance of wetlands around the globe.  While much of Montego Bay’s shoreline boasts critical mangrove habitat (including Bogue Lagoon Fish Sanctuary), ongoing efforts are required to help replant mangroves impacted by encroachment, deforestation and debris.

Opening Times
  • Mon - Fri 08:00 to 22:00
  • Sat - 09:00 to 20:00
  • Sun - 12:00 to 18:00
april 22nd
Earth Day

Earth Day is one of the oldest and most widely celebrated conservation events in the world.  Established to raise awareness to the fragility of earth ecosystems, Earth Day sees many visitors participating in Trust organized cleanups and environmental fetes.

Earth Day is one of the oldest and most widely celebrated conservation events in the world. Established to raise awareness to the fragility of earth ecosystems, Earth Day sees many visitors participating in Trust organized cleanups and environmental fetes.

Opening Times
  • Mon - Wed 09:00 to 21:00
  • Thu - Sat 09:00 to 22:00
  • Sun - 10:00 to 19:00
september 18th
International Coastal Cleanup Day

Recognized as the single largest global cleanup event in history, the International Coastal Cleanup unites the globe in an effort to remove and count the amount of waste entering our oceans.

Recognized as the single largest global cleanup event in history, the International Coastal Clean up unites the globe in an effort to remove and count the amount of waste entering our oceans.

Opening Times
  • Mon - Wed 09:00 to 21:00
  • Thu - Sat 09:00 to 22:00
  • Sun - 10:00 to 19:00
april 22nd
World Environment Day

Earth Day is one of the oldest and most widely celebrated conservation events in the world.  Established to raise awareness to the fragility of earth ecosystems, Earth Day sees many visitors participating in Trust organized cleanups and environmental fetes.

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Opening Times
  • Mon - Wed 09:00 to 21:00
  • Thu - Sat 09:00 to 22:00
  • Sun - 10:00 to 19:00
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sanctuaries

Fish Sanctuaries (officially known as Special Fishery Conservation Areas) are established under the Fishing Industry Act of Jamaica and carry strict regulations regarding access and use. The most obvious is the prohibition from collecting fish or any other living organism from within its boundaries. Because of this designation, the Trust treats these Sanctuaries as no-take zones. 

Currently, Montego Bay has two gazetted (signed into law) Special Fishery Conservation Areas. These include: the Bogue Lagoon Fish Sanctuary (1979); and the more recently established Montego Bay Marine Park Fish Sanctuary (2009). It is illegal to fish within an SFCA without the expressed written permission from the Minister of Government. Persons found in violation are subject to arrest, fines and confiscation of equipment.

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