The Narrows (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

Coordinates: 17°12′36″N 62°37′48″W / 17.21000°N 62.63000°W / 17.21000; -62.63000
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The Narrow
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Map of Saint Kitts and Nevis.
The Narrow is located in Saint Kitts and Nevis
The Narrow
The Narrow
The Narrow is located in Lesser Antilles
The Narrow
The Narrow
The Narrow is located in Caribbean
The Narrow
The Narrow
Coordinates17°12′36″N 62°37′48″W / 17.21000°N 62.63000°W / 17.21000; -62.63000
Max. width3 kilometres (1.9 mi)

The Narrows is the strait that separates the Caribbean islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis. At its narrowest, it is 3 kilometres wide.[1] [2]


Over the years it has been observed that fish stock and biodiversity in general in The Narrows was deteriorating.
In 1986 the Island Resources Foundation developed a marine parks proposal for the Southeast Peninsula area of St. Kitts.
In 1998 the St. Kitts Fisheries Management Unit developed a proposal for the preparation of a Management Plan for the development of Marine Protected Areas.
In 2006 the Nevis Department of Fisheries developed a proposal for management of the Narrows.
As of 2019 a new enhanced management proposal of The Narrows Marine Managed Area (NMMA) in St. Kitts and Nevis is being developed.[3]


  1. ^ The World Factbook: 2010 Edition (CIA's 2009 Edition) page 531, Publisher: Potomac Books. ISBN 9781597975414
  2. ^ Weather forecast for The Narrows (Saint Kitts and Nevis) Norwegian Meteorological Institute and the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.
  3. ^ "The Narrows Marine Managed Area". St.Kitts & Nevis Department of Marine Resources. Retrieved 17 May 2019.