Projects » Marine Conservation

KBB: “More Than 100 Abandoned Vessels”

“While we’ve identified more than 100 abandoned vessels on moorings, on the seafloor, along coastlines and in our bays, KBB is focussing its initial efforts on the removal of 37 wrecks,” Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] said. A KBB spokesperson said, “Abandoned […]

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Environmental groups are wary about offshore fishing plans

The Government must conduct a robust public consultation before the development of a sustainable offshore fishing industry, a conservation action group has said. Plans to create a marine protected area that prohibits fishing – as well as a fishery – […]

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Bermuda teams up with Caribbean countries to study whales

Bermuda has joined forces with Caribbean countries in a research project designed to examine the lives of Atlantic whales. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has teamed up with the Caribbean Marine Mammals’ Passive Acoustic Observatory – a network […]

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Experts Appointed To Sargasso Sea Commission

The Bermuda Cabinet approved the appointment of three international experts to the Sargasso Sea Commission on Tuesday [Sept 21], including Mark Spalding, Professor Stephen de Mora, and Dr Ana Colaço. A Government spokesperson said, “On September 21, 2021, the Bermuda Cabinet approved […]

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Bermuda’s Marine Spatial Plan Objectives

The Principles, Goals, and Objectives for Bermuda’s Marine Spatial Plan [MSP], approved by the BOPP Steering Committee, is now available to be viewed by the public. A spokesperson said, “The Principles, Goals, and Objectives define the purpose and desired results […]

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BIOS warns climate change means increased hurricane risk and reef damage

The seas around Bermuda have already started to suffer from damage caused by climate change, an island researcher has warned. Nick Bates, a senior scientist and director of research at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science, said Bermuda’s waters had […]

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Seagrass beds have ‘completely collapsed’ in last four years

Many acres of seagrass beds crucial for the survival of sea turtles and other marine life have “completely collapsed” over the last four years, according to a leading environmental group. The Bermuda Turtle Project says “immediate changes” are needed to […]

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Appeal to end shark fishing

A call for vulnerable sharks to be spared from fishing came from an environmentalist after pictures circulated via social media showed two dead tiger sharks aboard an unidentified boat. Tiger sharks are not only under threat, but crucial to the […]

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Environmental groups object to John Smith’s Bay concrete plan

Environmental groups have balked at a plan to fill in a cave at John Smith’s Bay as part of a coastal protection effort. But Government has defended the project, arguing that it will reduce potentially hazardous erosion. According to the […]

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