VISION

Empowering Communities to Protect Their Ocean

MISSION

Our goal is to benefit coastal communities while restoring fish populations and habitats. The Waitt Institute endeavors to ensure ecologically, economically, and culturally sustainable use of ocean resources. The Institute partners with governments committed to developing and implementing comprehensive, science-based, community-driven solutions for sustainable ocean management.

 

APPROACH

Our approach is to engage stakeholders, provide the tools needed to design locally appropriate policies, facilitate the policymaking process, and build capacity for effective implementation and long-term success.

 

WAITT INSTITUTE

PROVIDES THE TOOLKIT

PARTNER GOVERNMENTS PROVIDE THE WILL

  • Community consultation

  • Stakeholder survey

  • Ecological assessment

  • Habitat mapping

  • Education and outreach

  • Zoning analysis

  • Policy development

  • Legal analysis and drafting

  • Enforcement support

  • Scientific monitoring

  • Financial planning

  • Building local capacity

  • Vocal, non-partisan endorsement from Government

  • Active support from Ministries and civil service

  • Commitment to developing a sustainable ocean policy

  • Creation of a dedicated fund to finance implementation

  • Lead public consultation process

SCIENCE-BASED

Everything we do is grounded in science, starting with scientific assessments of the marine habitats and fisheries, continuing with policy recommendations, and ongoing monitoring.

COMMUNITY-DRIVEN

We listen hard to community priorities and concerns, through consultation meetings and stakeholder interviews. This input informs development and implementation of ocean policies.

BALANCED

The Blue Halo Initiative is not just about conservation, it’s about sustainable use that benefits coastal livelihoods and maintains coastal cultures.

COLLABORATIVE

We partner directly with island Governments and collaborate with community groups, stakeholders, businesses, scientists, and non-profit organizations.

WHERE WE WORK

Are you the representative of a country or government who needs help protecting your ocean resources?

Reach out now.

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CONTACT

INITIATIVES

AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS

STAY CONNECTED

PO Box 1948

La Jolla, CA 92037

 (858) 551-4443

General Inquiries

info@waittinstitute.org

Media Inquiries

sbrody@waittinstitute.org

Waitt Foundation

Grants for ocean research, policy, 

& protection

Blue Prosperity Coalition

A network of experts working to build ocean

economies and protect marine environment

Waitt Institute

Ocean planning through Government partnerships

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