Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument includes federal submerged lands within the 3-mile belt off the island of St. John. These waters support a diverse and complex system of coral reefs and other ecosystems such as shoreline mangrove forests and seagrass beds. www.nps.gov/vicr
Mixed Use MPA
No-take except for two allowed harvests (baitfish in Hurricane Hole and Blue Runner on south side, both by permit only). No anchoring allowed.
- Moorings (day-use, dive, fishing, storm), monitoring studies (fish, corals, seagrass, water, air, etc.), interpretation programs.
- Representative of marine ecosystems from mangrove prop root communities to deep algal plains.
- Part of the US National Park Service system with all the protection and support provided by almost 100 years of resource management experience.