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% (167 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.
of ocean protected
marine sanctuaries established
of zones drawn by Barbudans
GOVERNANCE & WORK PLANNING
PLANNING & LEGAL DEVELOPMENT
Scientific Assessment of Barbuda's coral reefs and fish stocks is completed.
Government of Antigua & Barbuda and Waitt Institute sign a Memorandum of Understanding to create Blue Halo Barbuda.
Barbuda Council signs laws to create a set of new ocean management regulations that zone coastal waters, strengthen fisheries management, and establish marine sanctuaries.
Signage buoys enter the water.
As the Program Director 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.
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.
"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
POLICY DOCUMENTS & REGULATIONS
Barbuda Marine Spatial Plan — 2014
Barbuda Fisheries Regulations — 2014
Coastal Zoning & Management Regulations — 2014
SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL REPORTS
Ecological Assessment of Barbuda’s Marine Ecosystems – September 2013
Enforcement Recommendations for the Barbuda Blue Halo Initiative — December 2013
Legal Authorities Summary — September 2013
Barbuda Blue Halo Enforcement Blueprint — November 2014
Legal & Institutional Assessment of Authorities & Approaches — May 2014