Turks and Caicos Islands

The Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs (DEMA)

The Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs (DEMA) is mandated to ensure the sustainable use of the natural resources of the Turks and Caicos Islands and to protect and promote biodiversity and economic prosperity through a sustainable fisheries industry, environmentally sustainable development, a Protected Areas system and improved Maritime Affairs.

DEMA has the responsibility of sustainably managing Protected Areas and Fisheries and overseeing all Maritime Affairs in the Turks and Caicos Islands. However, such a mandate is only attainable with the cooperation of the public. Here you will find some information that may prove useful to ensure that you are an exemplary environmental steward while visiting the Turks & Caicos Islands.

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