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BARBUDA

BLUE HALO

BARBUDA

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Blue Halo Barbuda is a partnership between the Barbuda Council and the Waitt Institute, with support from our many collaborators. The goal of Blue Halo Barbuda is to foster the sustainable, profitable, and enjoyable use of ocean resources for present and future generations. Barbuda is a 160 sq. km. island in the Eastern Caribbean known for its blue water and pristine beaches.

 

Barbuda established a marine spatial plan in 2014 protecting 33% (139 km2) of its waters. The Barbuda Council signed a set of new ocean management regulations that zone their coastal waters, strengthen fisheries management, and establish a network of marine sanctuaries.

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FOUNDING

PARTNERS

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KEY

STATISTICS

of ocean protected

33%

marine sanctuaries established

5

100%

of zones drawn by Barbudans

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PROJECT

TIMELINE

 
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GOVERNANCE & WORK PLANNING

ASSESSMENTS

PLANNING & LEGAL DEVELOPMENT

IMPLEMENTATION

PROJECT

MILESTONES

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2012

Scientific Assessment of Barbuda's coral reefs and fish stocks is completed.

2013

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Government of Antigua & Barbuda and Waitt Institute sign a Memorandum of Understanding to create Blue Halo Barbuda.

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2014

Barbuda Council signs laws to create a set of new ocean management regulations that zone coastal waters, strengthen fisheries management, and establish marine sanctuaries.

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2016

Signage buoys enter the water.

 
 

SITE

TEAM

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ROBIN RAMDEEN

SITE MANAGER

As the Site Manager for Blue Halo Barbuda, Robin focuses on providing the Waitt Institute’s ocean management toolkit to community and government partners, as well as executing program strategy. 

 

KEY

PARTNERS

BARBUDA FISHERIES

Barbuda Fisheries is a part of the Antigua & Barbuda Fisheries Division responsible for fisheries and marine resource management. The Codrington team is led by Senior Fisheries Officer Roy Morris, Fisheries Officer and Plant Manager Rishma Mansingh, Maintenance Manager Alexander De Suza, and Secretary Eleanor Thomas. The Waitt Institute supports Barbuda Fisheries with fisheries enforcement and compliance activities.

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"We're planning for the future. We're planning for the generations that are coming after us, and it is important as leaders to take strong actions to actually have a world where our kids can enjoy the same benefits that we have met before us."

- Kendra Beazer

Former Chairman of Agriculture, Lands Fisheries and Coastal Protection

Barbuda Council

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REPORTS &

RESOURCES

 

POLICY DOCUMENTS & REGULATIONS

SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL REPORTS