The Soufriere Marine Management Association Inc. was established through the support of dedicated government and non-governmental organisations, and with generous assistance from the following:

French Mission in the Lesser Antilles
ENCORE project of the United States Agency for International Development
Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI)

The Soufriere Marine Management Association was incorporated in 2003 and a Board of Directors was constituted. The Board members are:

President – Mr. Marius Felix

Five Government Representatives

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives ( Department of Fisheries)
Department of Tourism, Information and Broadcasting
Department of Physical Planning
National Conservation Authority
St. Lucia Air & Sea Ports Authority

Five Non-Governmental Representatives

Soufriere Regional Development Foundation
Soufriere Fishermen’s Cooperative Society Limited
St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association
Soufriere Water Taxi Association
St. Lucia Dive Association – ANBAGLO
Elected Parliamentary Representative for Soufriere

The Soufriere Marine Management Association has received numerous grants and donations to continue conservation efforts from various funding agencies including:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Global Environment Facility Small Grants Fund (GEF SGP)
International Coral Reef Alliance (ICRAN)
International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Further Assistance

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