White River Fish Sanctuary:
At the White River Fish Sanctuary, we recognize that our best chance of maintaining Jamaica’s great environment is trough collaboration with the people who are connected to the Sea.
Ocho Rios, the garden parish of Jamaica, is known for its beautiful natural landscape and scenic ocean views and we want you, our visitor to connect with it.
As in many other parts of the world, our reefs are exposed to different stressors and therefor under pressure. Coral cover and fish stocks are not in their best possible shape. White River Fish Sanctuary is a local organization created with the purpose of remediate those issues and enhance coral reefs recovery for the benefit of our local community and for the enjoyment of our visitors.
Our sanctuary is a community driven marine management tool that will increase fish populations and restore the coral reefs.
We invite you to be part of a greater community of fishermen, resident owners, hoteliers, small businesses and more. Our objective is to increase fish populations by 500% in 5 years.
Donate, Pledge or Assist in our community driven activities and make positive waves with the White River Fish Sanctuary.
Ways to Give:
Our Community thanks you in advance for your contribution! We appreciate your donation, as it will open doors and windows to achieving our objectives.
With your donation in place the sanctuary is able to:
Protect the boundaries of the no fishing area on a dynamic 24/7 surveillance system from poachers.
Restore degraded coral reef areas that will create more homes for fish and other marine life.
Engage schools and communities in becoming more environmentally conscious.
Allow for Job creation in alternative livelihoods for climate change affected areas.
Non- Single Day Pass:
• Donations of $10.000, $7.500, $5.000, $1000, $500, $100 or $50
Single day pass:
• Glass Bottom Tour $35
White River Fish Sanctuary
1 Old Road
Ocho Rios, St. Ann
The project was initiated from the White River Fishers Association (WRFA) who approached stakeholders to help with their concerns of severely reduced fish stocks (i.e. 600% loss since 1950) that threatens their earning potential and livelihood. This created an ideal opportunity to protect, restore and engage the issues that plague the marine eco-system in this area, shifting focus from primarily consumption to conservation.