There has been much talk of the proposed building of a logistics hub on the Goat Islands located in the Portland Bight Protected area. A Flotilla was organized by the Jamaica Environment Trust, one body who is strongly against this development taking place in the areas due to the negative impact it will have on the ecosystem in the area. The flotilla was geared towards awareness of the area and its importance to the fish population along the south coast of the island as well as its vital contribution to the fishing community, especially to the Old Harbour Fishing Village.
I captured the images below as we boated around the perimeter of the Little and Great Goat Islands. We were not able to land on the islands as we needed permission from the Urban Development Corporation (UDC).
- Floating To Goat Islands: The “Goatilla” (Plus Thoughts on Eco-Tourism) (petchary.wordpress.com)
- Save The Goat Islands In Jamaica (thedrylandtourist.wordpress.com)
- Statement from the Jamaica Environment Trust on the port/logistics hub in Portland Bight Protected Area, including Goat Islands (petchary.wordpress.com)
- YJBeat FollowUp : Goat Island Petition (yjbeat.wordpress.com)