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#BermudaIsWorthProtecting

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The Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme (BOPP) is a community-driven programme to foster the sustainable, profitable, and enjoyable use of ocean resources. 

Bermuda’s Draft Blue Prosperity Plan is designed to benefit every person in Bermuda, because we all depend on the ocean.

 

The Blue Prosperity Plan includes a Draft Blue Economy Strategy and a Draft Marine Spatial Plan that work together to create jobs, support local business, improve the economy, and keep our ocean healthy.

LEARN ABOUT UPDATES BEING MADE TO THE

DRAFT BLUE PROSPERITY PLAN

See how public feedback is being incorporated
and participate in the ongoing conversation on:

  • Maritime Enforcement

  • Licensing and Monitoring

  • The Blue Economy 

  • Proposed Maps for Marine Protected Areas 

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#BERMUDAISWORTHPROTECTING

ART CONTEST!

Show why you know #BermudaIsWorthProtecting!

 

BOPP, Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI), and Bermuda Zoological Society (BZS) are excited to host a digital art contest to showcase our island’s ocean spaces and inhabitants.

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Coming May 2024

WATCH THIS VIDEO TO LEARN ABOUT THE 

DRAFT BLUE PROSPERITY PLAN

READ THE

DRAFT BLUE PROSPERITY PLAN  

The Blue Prosperity Plan has two components: the Blue Economy Strategy, a guideline for growing Bermuda's ocean-related industries and attracting investment opportunities; and the Marine Spatial Plan, a framework for implementing sustainable ocean development, protection, and management. 

The Draft Blue Prosperity Plan Public Consultation concluded 31 December, 2022. 

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Have Questions?

Learn more about the benefits and proposed areas for protection, read our Frequently Asked Questions about the Draft Blue Prosperity Plan, or contact us directly.

PROGRAM MILESTONES

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2019

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

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2020

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

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2023

Focus groups with involved stakeholders are held to review updates to the Draft Blue Prosperity Plan based on feedback.

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2021

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

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2022

FEBRUARY

State of Bermuda's Waters Report is published.

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2022

SEPTEMBER

Blue Prosperity Plan is submitted to Cabinet and advanced.

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2023

BOPP hosts first annual art contest with over 250 entries to highlight the importance of marine protection.

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2023

The updated Blue Prosperity Plan is released to the public, having incorporated significant public feedback.

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2022

December

Blue Prosperity Plan undergoes public consultation from 12 September to 31 December, 2022.

HOW CAN MARINE PROTECTED AREAS BENEFIT BERMUDA?

  • Restoring and protecting critical marine ecosystems

  • Safeguarding underwater cultural heritage

  • Protecting fish nursery habitats and spawning grounds

  • Maintaining marine biodiversity

  • Ensuring long-term sustainable use of natural resources

  • Protecting unique geologic features

  • Replenishing commercially important fish stocks

  • Increasing revenue for tourism and ocean-related businesses

  • Increasing job opportunities in ocean industries

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