Management Zones
The Hol Chan Marine Reserve is a multi-use marine protected area and is divided
into four zones to guarantee sustainable use of our coastal and marine
resources. It incorporates a complete sample of Belize's coastal and marine
resources including  coral reef, sea grass beds and mangrove wetlands.
Management Zones
Map illustrating southern Ambergris Caye and the zoning scheme of the Hol Chan marine Reserve
A zoning scheme was developed in
order to ensure sustainable use and
guarantee its conservation. Hol Chan
is divided into four zones which
include no-take areas and zones that
regulate and promote sustainable
fishing practices.
Zones include:
  • Zone A: The barrier reef
  • Zone B: Sea Grass Beds
  • Zone C: Mangrove Wetlands
  • Zone D: Special Management Area
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