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.
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.
Develop and legally adopt an enforceable, comprehensive, EEZ-wide Marine Spatial Plan designed to sustainably manage resources and protect 20% of Bermuda’s waters as no-take fisheries replenishment zone.
Improve fisheries management, where appropriate, and partner with stakeholders to support Bermuda’s fisheries goals through consultations, scientific research, and economic analyses.
GOVERNANCE & WORK PLANNING
PLANNING & LEGAL DEVELOPMENT
MOU is signed between the Government of Bermuda, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and Waitt Institute.
Virtual public launch event is held to kick off the stakeholder engagement process.
BOPP team will complete the Ocean Use Survey to gather information on how Bermudians use and value their ocean space.
Public consultation program initiatives will begin in summer.