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A recent report suggests actions to mitigate the deterioration of the Silver Banks reef, north of Puerto Plata. More work is needed to identify threats and development of mitigation plans. The report urges the development of a management, monitoring and control plan for poaching in the Silver Banks.

“Our coral banks are a refuge for humpback whales and we must protect them so that they are also a sanctuary for living corals, reef fish and benthic communities. It is our duty and we will comply with that,” said Jimmy García Saviñón, for the National Authority of Maritime Affairs (Anamar) that carried out the study.

“The Current Status of the Banco de la Plata Reefs, Dominican Republic: April 2022 Expedition,” study was carried out by the National Authority of Maritime Affairs of the Dominican Republic (Anamar) with the participation of a multidisciplinary team that conducted a...

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