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St. Thomas East End Reserves Boundary Buoy Locations Are Installed

Eight boundary buoys have been installed identifying the St. Thomas East End Reserves (STEER), according to a press release issued Monday by the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources.
The buoys are bright yellow, approximately eight feet tall, labeled “A-H” and have a flashing light on top to aid in navigation. The GPS coordinates for the new buoys are below.
St. Thomas East End Reserves (STEER) — Boundary and Marker Buoy Locations
ID Latitude (N) / Longitude (W)
A 18.301017 /64.878967
B 18.303033 /64.869417
C 18.306150 /64.861250
D 18.301983 /64.846483
E 18.297017 /64.829800
F 18.302217 /64.821567
G 18.312950 /64.821767
H 18.324250 /64.830700
As a reminder, within the STEER boundaries there is no fishing, hunting or taking of any natural resource allowed without a permit. Some exceptions for baitfish collection within 50 feet of the shoreline apply. For a complete summary of regulations pertaining to this area, contact the Division of Fish and Wildlife, DPNR at 775-6762. To obtain permits or to report violations, call the Division of Environmental Enforcement at 774-3320.
For any questions or comments about the buoy locations, contact Coastal Zone Management (CZM) at 774-3320, ext. 5161 or e-mail leslie.henderson@dpnr.vi.gov

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