Photo by Jason Chute
BLUE PROSPERITY PROGRAM
Fiji is a nation of more than 300 islands whose past, present and future are intrinsically linked to the ocean. As historic voyagers and canoe builders for the Pacific, Fijian culture is inseparable from the ocean.
The Republic of Fiji has partnered with the Waitt Institute to implement 30% protection of Fiji’s waters from 0-200 nautical miles and support ocean management in three core areas; Marine Spatial Planning, Blue Economy, and Sustainable Fisheries. This 5+ year Blue Prosperity program will be led by the Fijian Government and designed in a way to support inclusion, equity, and traditional knowledge to improve long-term economic stability, livelihoods, and ocean ecosystems.
islands across Fiji
of ocean protection commitment
amount of ocean that will be safeguarded
GOVERNANCE & WORK PLANNING
PLANNING & LEGAL DEVELOPMENT
MOU is signed between the Fijian Government and Waitt Institute.
Conducted Sustainable Fisheries workshop for 70+ participants.
Program staff hired and onboarded.
Hosted digital mapping workshop for 80+ attendees.
FIJI MINISTRY OF ECONOMY
The Ministry of Economy is responsible for providing efficient and effective economic and financial advice to the Government including management of the national economy consistent with the Government’s macroeconomic and financial objectives.