LEGAL SUPPLEMENT

to the Government Gazette of Mauritius No.101 of 11 October 1997


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Proclamation No.15 of 1997

TO DECLEARE THE BLUE BAY MARINE PARK

AS A NATIONAL PARK.

C.UTEEM

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 Geometriques or other land to be a national park or other reserve where the land fulfils the conditions specified in that section

WHEREAS land, under the same Act, includes land covered by the sea or other waters, and the part of the sea or other waters covering that land.

WHEREAS the Blue Bay Marine Park is bounded as follows-

Towards the East - Starting from a point at 1019589E, 972579N on the seashore, the boundary runs along an imaginary line bearing an angle of 153o 26' up to the coral reef, thence in the same direction to a point one kilometre from the coral reef.

Towards the South- From the last mentioned point, the boundary runs along another imaginary line parallel to and at a distance of one kilometre from the coral reef to a point on a third imaginary line bearing an angle 135 from a point at 1017971 E, 97135 N on the seashore.

Towards the West- From the last mentioned point, the boundary runs along the said imaginary line parallel to the seashore.

Towards the North- From the last mentioned point, the boundary, follows generally North East along the seashore up to the starting point.

WHEREAS the Blue Bay Marine Park fulfils the conditions specified in the said Act.

NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of section 11of the said Act, I do hereby proclaim and declared the Blue Bay Marine Park to be a National Park as from 1st October 1997 and to be known as the Blue Bay Marine Park.

Given at the State House, Le Reduit, this 7th October, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-seven.