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First lionfish cull of the year set

First lionfish cull of the year set

| 23/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The first lionfish tournament of 2017 is scheduled for 25 and 26 February, with each of the invasive species that is caught analysed by the Department of Environment (DoE), and then sold to local restaurants. The event, organised under the mantle of the Cayman United Lionfish L [...]

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CCMI reports record 2016

CCMI reports record 2016

| 14/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) report looking at the organisation’s accomplishments in 2016 indicates it was a banner year for scientific publications and presentations at international scientific conferences, while educational occupancy and the Festival of Seas [...]

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Young Caymanians learn sea skills at CCMI

Young Caymanians learn sea skills at CCMI

| 08/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): In December, a group of 11 young men took part in the latest Young Environmental Leadership Course (YELC), a programme established in 2012 by the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) in Little Cayman to teach high school students how to be good environmental stewards in th [...]

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Save Cayman sets up eco-tourism internships

Save Cayman sets up eco-tourism internships

| 07/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Local environmental group Save Cayman is taking applications for its Environmental Ambassadors Programme set to launch this summer, with the first internship running from 19 June-11 August. Participants will learn about marine and terrestrial conservation issues and the eco-tou [...]

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Hop over to the Brac for National Trust fundraiser

Hop over to the Brac for National Trust fundraiser

| 11/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The District Committee of Cayman Brac’s National Trust is holding its second annual Sock Hop fundraiser on Saturday, 21 January. The event will benefit the trust’s habitat requisition fund, which is used to purchase undeveloped lands to secure sanctuaries for local wildlife [...]

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CCMI launches virtual reef education

CCMI launches virtual reef education

| 09/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is taking classrooms underwater as its latest educational initiative. Designed to let any student, regardless of location or physical ability, experience the wonders of life under the ocean’s surface, ReefsGoLive aims to promote o [...]

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CCMI researches best conditions for coral

CCMI researches best conditions for coral

| 21/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) in Little Cayman has begun a study on why some corals are resilient and others are in decline. The research will focus on improving the methods of coral restoration so that corals will begin reproducing in the wild. Data on temperat [...]

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NiCE workers spruce landfill for Christmas

NiCE workers spruce landfill for Christmas

| 16/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A team of workers from the National Community Enhancement Project is working at the George Town landfill on a variety of initiatives to help improve the facilities and services before Christmas. Known as the NiCE project, the three-week seasonal programme has around 50 workers [...]

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Partnership to protect Cayman’s marine environment

Partnership to protect Cayman’s marine environment

| 07/12/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): On the heels of Mission Blue founder Sylvia Earle’s visit last month to the Cayman Islands, the global organisation dedicated to protecting the oceans is partnering with local environmental group Save Cayman. Mission Blue advocates for protected marine spaces worldwide. The g [...]

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Curious about bid to remove beachrock

Curious about bid to remove beachrock

| 18/10/2016 | 3 Comments

CNS reported about an application to remove beachrock and coral homes of fish/sealife from an area of Seven Mile Beach in front of his properties. There has been no follow-up on it being approved or denied. Therefore I would assume that it was approved. Is this something that you would be able to [...]

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Community encouraged to celebrate CCMI

Community encouraged to celebrate CCMI

| 17/10/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s (CCMI) annual Festival of Seas, a celebration of the extensive research and education work the organisation undertakes, is set for 3 December, boosted by the support of a local law firm. Conyers Dill & Pearman has selected CCMI as t [...]

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Scuba hall of fame exec receives diving industry award

Scuba hall of fame exec receives diving industry award

| 04/10/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Leslie Leaney, the executive director of the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF), has been named the recipient of the 2016 Reaching Out Award presented by the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA). The award honours leaders and pioneers in the dive indus [...]

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Public dives in with local scuba nominations

Public dives in with local scuba nominations

| 21/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): For the first time in the history of the event, members of the public have chosen outstanding local contributors to the dive industry of the Cayman Islands who will be bestowed the local honouree award at this year’s International Scuba Diving Hall Of Fame (ISDHF). The nomin [...]

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Nominations open for conservation awards

Nominations open for conservation awards

| 08/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands, in conjunction with the Governor’s Office, is calling for nominations for the biennial Governor’s Conservation Awards, with the awards ceremony set for Tuesday, 8 November. The awards recognise conservation leaders in five categories: Conserv [...]

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Combat vets join forces to save coral reefs

Combat vets join forces to save coral reefs

| 22/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): An international non-profit organisation dedicated to retraining veteran combat divers to restore coral reefs and promote conservation will be holding a major fundraiser in the US next month, with the goal of introducing its first training class at Sunset House Dive Resort in Cayman early [...]

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