When stranded sargassum piles up on Caribbean beaches like Half Moon Bay (HMB), it generates huge, cascading problems that adversely impact:
human & marine health
the tourism industry
the local economy and
Impact on Local Economy
Of course, when the tourism industry falls, there are significant impacts to the livelihoods of local residents from cleaning staff to fishermen. And with little or no social safety net, all residents suffer and crime rates can also rise, which threatens the security of locals and tourists alike.