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Public invited to meetings on Government’s Blue Prosperity plan

Bermuda's reefs from the air (File photograph)

The Government is inviting the public to voice their thoughts on the Draft Blue Prosperity Plan to determine the future of Bermuda’s waters.

A series of consultation events are scheduled to take place this month intended to inform the public and collect feedback, with the first meeting scheduled for this evening.

Walter Roban, the Minister of Home Affairs, said: “I am extremely pleased to start the public consultation phase of this important project and want to strongly encourage participation in these events from members of the community who have questions and are curious about how they can contribute to the formation of this plan.”

The plan proposes 90,000sq km of no-fishing zones along with an investment centre to drive economic investment in local waters.

The first of the three consultation events will be held at St Paul’s AME Centennial Church Hall in Hamilton between 6pm and 7.30pm today.

Subsequent meetings will be held at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences in St George’s on September 21 and St James Church Hall in Somerset on September 28.

The events will also be live-streamed on the Government’s Facebook page and the CITV YouTube channel.

More information about the Draft Blue Prosperity Plan or the Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme is available online at www.bermudaoceanprosperity.org.

Feedback on the plan can also be provided electronically through forum.gov.bm.

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Published September 15, 2022 at 7:46 am (Updated September 15, 2022 at 9:09 am)

Public invited to meetings on Government’s Blue Prosperity plan

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