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PHOTOVOICE PROMPT #4: This is not the Grenada I once Knew

What do you see here? (Addressed to the whole group)

Molinere – Beausejour protected area sign. Now it’s like that but before it wasn’t. It is a restriction of community assets. Cannot fish, cannot spear fish or from a boat. They can net fish and rock fish though. There are no community alternatives in place.

Why did you take this photo? (Addressed to the photographer)

Before we used to be able to dive and fish anywhere but right now there are boundaries. It hampers the fun of the beach. The “X” on the sign says where you cannot go/ what you cannot do.

What is really happening here? (Addressed to the whole group—alternatively what does the photograph represent?)

People feel the focus of MPA is for tourists. They (government) never came to the community to consult on creating it.

It’s a good thing, it helped increase fish stocks for fishermen but they only focus on the fact that tourists are coming to snorkel now.

They see the fee system and the restrictions but don’t know why

Even small man like me, no big fisherman, cant go out and fish for a pot.

PHOTO Title: Restriction

Photograph Location: Happy Hill, St. George’s

Photographer: Iroy Andrew

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