The Saba Bank Particularly Sensitive Sea Area was designated in 2012 to protect the reef system and fisheries to the south west of Saba Island in the Caribbean. It covers an important local fishery area that is reported to have suffered damage by vessels operating in the area.

The PSSA lays out an Area To Be Avoided (ATBA) by ships greater than 300 gross tons and a mandatory No Anchoring Area (NAA) designed to prevent damage to the fragile coral banks lying just beneath the surface of the water.

An Area To Be Avoided by ships of 300 gross tonnage reduces the risk of grounding and resulting pollution.

A mandatory No Anchoring Area surrounds the entire area and protects the fragile reef.