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Projects

Buoy Placement

Placement and Maintenance of Buoys

2014

PLACEMENT OF BUOYS

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The buoy placement work was done under the direction of Robert Matos Morales, DNER and founding member of the Marine Reserve.

 

This type of Torpedo buoy was chosen because it offers less resistance to swells and is easy to identify.

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Nilda Jiménez - DRNA, collaborated with the tasks of marking coordinates and the preparation of the permit application for the permit application from federal agencies.

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The buoys were installed with the personnel of the DRNA Navigation Commissioner's Office.

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2015

BUOY MAINTENANCE

The works directed by Robert Matos Morales, DRNA and founding member of the Marine Reserve.

The buoys must be maintained, cleaned periodically, but in addition to that, the installed buoys have been vandalized. During the year we were informing through our Facebook page of people who do not want to accept that the perimeter of the Marine Reserve is free of motor boats. Each of these buoys has a cost of $250.00. The Management Board does not have a boat, so we have to do these tasks by swimming, kayaking or borrowing a boat. The routine maintenance work was able to reinstall 6 buoys and the work could not be completed due to bad weather and lack of a boat.

2017

Maintenance and replacement of demarcation buoys in the perimeter of the Marine Reserve and in the Isla Verde channel.

The 15 buoys that were installed in 2014 have surely been vandalized by those who have been fined. Each buoy costs all of us $250.00 plus materials and labor hours.
2018

Maintenance and replacement of demarcation buoys in the perimeter of the Marine Reserve to avoid this.

TO TRY TO AVOID THIS!
That's why we have to place the buoys, make sure they don't get in. Surveillance in the last 4 years has been limited since neither the DRNA nor the Municipality of Carolina have boats to help us.
(August 22, 2018)
2019

The installation and maintenance of buoys in the sea are one of the most complicated tasks that we have to carry out. To make the situation worse, the DNER took the boat that we had acquired for the installation and maintenance of buoys to another place and disappeared.

After obtaining permission from the US Army Corps of Engineers, management carried out by Nilda Jiménez, the buoys were installed under the direction of Robert Matos, both DRNA biologists.