Fishermen Fend Off Mining Proposal In The Bahamas


In a June 2022 letter to the prime minister, several conservation groups, including the Bahamas Sportfishing Conservation Association, Environmental Defense Fund, and others, detailed their concerns about the potential impacts of a proposed 5,000-acre limestone mine near Andros.

These efforts seemed to pay off. The Bahamas Investment Authority rejected the proposal — a surprising move for an agency created to smooth the way for investors.

But celebrations of the victory could be short-lived. The company has said it will continue to pursue the project, which has other avenues for approval.

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