Press Release

Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour
Release Date:
Tuesday, 28 June 2022 - 12:26pm

The public is being notified that remedial works are currently being done in the vicinity of Slaney Point to clear Sargassum seaweed in the Mangrove Cay.

The remedial works are a part of a larger scale of works that are being carried out across the Territory in areas such as Handsome Bay Virgin Gorda, Trellis Bay Beef Island, and Anegada.

According to Marine Biologist Mervin Hastings of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour, “While works are being done to clean up the Sargassum, all efforts are made to ensure that no mangroves in the area are damaged or affected.”

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour continues to effectively manage and administer the natural resources of the Territory in a manner that ensures long term sustainability.

(Photo credit: Provided: Mervin Hastings)


Paul Bridgewater

Information Officer I (Ag.)
Department of Information and Public Relations