to the Government Gazette of Mauritius No.101 of 11 October 1997
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Proclamation No 14 of 1997
President of the Republic
CASSAM UTEEM _ By His Excellency CASSAM UTEEM ,
Grand Commander of the Order of the
Star and Key of the Indian Ocean ,
President of the Republic of Mauritius.
&c., &c., &c.,
WHEREAS by section 11(1) of the Wildlife and National Parks Act 1993 , it is enacted that the President may, by proclamation ,declare any State Land, nature reserve, Pas Geometrique or other land to be a national park or other reserve where the land fulfils the conditions specified in the section.
WHEREAS land, under the said Act, includes land covered by the sea or other waters, and the part of the sea or other waters covering that land.
WHEREAS the Balaclava Marine Park is bounded as follows -
Towards the east- Starting from a point at 999196 E, 1015498 N on the seashore, the boundary runs generally South West along the seashore up to a point at 997896E,1011883N.
Towards the South- From the last mentioned point, the boundary runs towards the West along the imaginary line up to the coral reef , thence again in the same direction to a point one kilometre from the coral reef.
Towards the West - From the last mentioned point, the boundary runs generally North East along another imaginary line parallel to and at a distance of a kilometre from the coral reef up to a point on a third imaginary line running due West from the starting point.
Towards the North- From the last mentioned point, the boundary runs East along the said imaginary line to the staring point.
WHEREAS the Balaclava Marine park fulfils the conditions specified in the last Act.
NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of section 11 of the said Act, I do hereby proclaim the Balaclava marine park to be a National Park as from 1st October 1997 and to be known as the Balaclava Marine Park.
Given at the state House, Reduit, this 7th of October,
one thousand nine hundred and ninety- seven.