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Deadline looms for marine areas survey

Under examination: a fisherman casts his net for baitfish, or fry, at Penhurst Park, Smith's, in this file photograph.

A survey on the public’s use of Bermuda’s marine areas will close next Monday.

The Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme survey was set up to identify the top conservation, fishing and recreation areas as part of a bid to develop a marine management plan for the island’s waters.

The online survey allows people to highlight marine areas important to them and includes fishing, surfing and diving sites.

Bopp, a joint effort by the Government of Bermuda, the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and the US-based Waitt Institute, was created to promote the health and sustainable use of the marine environment.

A Government spokeswoman told the public: “The online survey is a key resource for documenting how you use Bermuda’s ocean space.

“The survey will ask you to identify areas of importance and the types of activities you engage in on and around Bermuda’s waters.”

The confidential survey is available online at Bermudaoceanprosperity.org and takes about 20 minutes to complete.

Anyone with questions should contact Cheryl-Ann Mapp at cmapp@waittinstitute.org for assistance.

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Published February 12, 2021 at 11:43 am (Updated February 12, 2021 at 12:46 pm)

Deadline looms for marine areas survey

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