The BERMUDA OCEAN PROSPERITY PROGRAMME is a partnership between the Government of Bermuda, the Waitt Institute, and Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS). The goal of Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme is to foster the sustainable, profitable, and enjoyable use of ocean resources for present and future generations.

PROGRAM GOALS

THRIVING BLUE ECONOMY

Assist Bermuda with the diversification of its national revenue and strengthen the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, and continued ecosystem health.

MARINE SPATIAL PLANNING

Develop and legally adopt an enforceable, comprehensive, EEZ-wide Marine Spatial Plan designed sustainably manage resources and protect 20% of Bermuda’s waters as no-take fisheries replenishment zone.

SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES

Improve fisheries management, where appropriate, and partner with stakeholders to support Bermuda’s fisheries goals through consultations, scientific research, and economic analyses.

PROGRAM TIMELINE

MOU

GOVERNANCE & WORK PLANNING

ASSESSMENTS

PLANNING & LEGAL DEVELOPMENT

IMPLEMENTATION

PROGRAM MILESTONES

2019

MOU is signed between the Government of Bermuda, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and Waitt Institute.

2020

Virtual public launch event is held to kick off the stakeholder engagement process.

2021

BOPP team will complete the Ocean Use Survey to gather information on how Bermudians use and value their ocean space.

2021

Public consultation for Blue Economy Phase 1 reports on fishing, ocean renewable energy, and blue tourism will begin.

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