[Coral-List] Barbuda Overhauls Reef and Fisheries Management for Sustainability

Andy Estep aestep at waittinstitute.org
Fri Aug 15 10:13:02 EDT 2014

Dear All,

I am excited to share with you this news about the Barbuda Blue Halo
Initiative <http://bit.ly/BHI-www>, a partnership between the government
and people of Barbuda that I have been coordinating for the last year and a

Yesterday the Barbuda government signed into law a comprehensive new set of
fisheries regulations and ocean zones. More detail:

Small Caribbean Island Shows Bold Ocean Leadership: Barbuda Overhauls Reef
and Fisheries Management for Sustainability <http://bit.ly/ngblog25>

The Waitt Institute has a 5 year commitment to each site we partner with so
we will also be helping with implementation (scientific monitoring,
enforcement, education, communications).

We are planning to launch a partnership with an additional island each
year, and the next site will be announced this fall.

Looking forward to speaking with many of you at GCFI in Barbados, hearing
your feedback and ideas for how to improve the Waitt Institute's Blue Halo
Initiative, and hopefully forming some new collaborations for expanding
ocean zoning and protecting parrotfish around the region.

Warm regards,

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