AROSSTA's team attended a presentation of WWF and to talk about the artificial reefs here in St Eustatius. The representatives of the Wereld Natuur Fonds (WNF) Oceans & Coasts Unit were very interested and are looking forward to hearing from AROSSTA again!
The project is making good progress. In the past week the team of AROSSTA got to meet with the board members of the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance and the head of the Oceans Unit of WWF. As for the project, two of the four suitable locations for the reefs have been selected and marked together with CNSI, STENAPA and Golden Rock Dive Centre. In the meantime negotiations have taken place with contractors and NuStar for the delivery of the rocks, and the materials for the Reef Ball Foundation have been purchased.
Look forward to the upcoming week for more news on the project!
This evening would not have happened without my boyfriend, Guido, or my hard work to collect the signatures at Burgers Zoo with Linda Planthof!
Next day, we woke up with a very nice announcement: we appeared in the newspaper! This is the second time Guido and I attended a social meeting as a couple ánd as two marine biologists. I am very happy to be able to share this moments together.