The Saba Bank is one of the world's largest underwater atolls. With a surface area of 2,680 km2, the area is comparable to the Wadden Sea. Due to the high biodiversity on the Saba Bank, the area has been designated as a national park, it is internationally recognised as an 'ecologically or biologically significant marine area', and it has received the status of a 'Particularly Sensitive Sea Area'.
Here you can find a special Bionews edition of the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance about the Saba Bank.
The Saba Bank is not only important because of its special biodiversity but is also very important to the fisheries, especially for lobster and red snapper, but also increasingly for pelagic species. The said fisheries need to be well managed to also secure them for the future.