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Chapter 3. SITE DESCRIPTION
d - Human population and current activities
Inhabitants inside the area or in the zone of potential direct impact on the protected area:
|Inside the area||In the zone of potential direct impact|
|Inhabitants||not given||not given||not given||not given|
Description of population, current human uses and development:
The main uses of the MPA are artisanal, subsistence, and industrial fishing and recreation
and tourism (diving, snorkeling, swimming, assorted water sports, marine tours, etc.).
|Activities||Current human uses||Possible development||Description / comments, if any|
|Tourism||significant||unknown||Dive shops – 12 (30 employees) Boat and jet ski rentals – 8 Tour boats – 6 (45 employees) Launch cooperative – 1 Hotel watersports – 13 “Sun, sand, and sea tourism” Tourists – 350,000 annual average (+90% use MPA)|
|Fishing||significant||unknown||Artisanal fishing cooperatives – 4 Fishing associations - 4 Registered artisanal – 700 (390 classified as active) Registered industrial - 80|
|Others||not specified||not specified|