No-Take Fishing Zone
In recent decades, fish biomass and coral cover on many tropical reefs have been severely depleted. While this decline may be associated with numerous factors, overfishing has been a primary driver. The aquatic reserves surrounding Kokomo Private Island are flourishing, and in August 2018 we created a “No-Take Fishing Zone” around our island home to preserve our waterways for marine life and to ensure the longevity of these thriving reefs for years to come. This 200 metre perimeter prohibits staff and guests from fishing within the area, and is effective in restoring and preserving biodiversity, and in enhancing ecosystem resilience. We are currently striving to make these waters an official Marine Protected Area in the near future.