Bermuda’s Blue Prosperity Plan
Bermuda’s Blue Prosperity Plan

Bermuda’s Blue Prosperity Plan

Bermuda’s updated Blue Prosperity Plan has just been released to the public, with officials saying that the new version “incorporates extensive stakeholder, public, and scientific feedback collected over the past year.”

A spokesperson said, “Bermuda’s updated Blue Prosperity Plan, designed to conserve and sustainably manage Bermuda’s waters, has just been released to the public. The new version of the Plan incorporates extensive stakeholder, public, and scientific feedback collected over the past year.

What is the Blue Prosperity Plan?

“Bermuda’s Blue Prosperity Plan represents the culmination of a four-year planning and public review process led by the people of Bermuda. Bermuda seeks a future where its marine waters contain healthy ecosystems that can support a thriving and more resilient ocean-based economy while balancing the diverse priorities of ocean users. Bermuda’s Blue Prosperity Plan delivers on this vision with a framework that supports the sustainable management of ocean resources, coordinates decision-making about marine-based development, ensures that 20% of Bermuda’s marine waters are fully protected marine protected areas [MPAs], and provides a strategy for the sustainable growth of the Blue Economy.

“I am very proud to release this Plan today,” said the Minister of Home Affairs Minister Roban. “This Plan was created by Bermuda, for Bermuda. It results from countless hours of work from many groups and reflects the voices of hundreds of stakeholders who have participated in the consultative process since 2019.