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Final ocean prosperity meeting tomorrow

Reefs surrounding Bermuda (File photograph)

Sweeping plans to develop the island’s maritime economy with a conservation model potentially protecting 20 per cent of Bermuda’s exclusive waters go for a final public meeting tomorrow at the West End.

Walter Roban, the home affairs minister, reminded the public that the Draft Blue Prosperity Plan would be discussed tomorrow at St James Church Hall in Somerset, from 6pm to 7.30pm.

Mr Roban urged those intending to appear to run through the documents online first.

"I encourage everyone who has not had the opportunity to participate in the first two town hall meetings to come out tomorrow evening," he added.

“As previously stated, the ultimate goal of the Marine Spatial Plan is to maximise the benefit to Bermudians and minimise negative environmental impacts.

“It will enhance the health of our ecosystem and support a thriving Blue Economy through sustainable growth and improved livelihoods.

“The plan will touch on many facets of our marine environment.”

Questions and feedback will follow a presentation on the recreational, commercial and environmental aspects of the proposal, brought under the Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme.

Following the town hall meetings, the public will be able to take part in “ocean village” groups, with information on how to join posted online.

Public feedback can be submitted online via the government portal.

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published September 27, 2022 at 7:13 pm (Updated September 27, 2022 at 7:15 pm)

Final ocean prosperity meeting tomorrow

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