Projects » Marine Conservation

$450K For BIOS Fish Biodiversity Research

Marking World Environment Day, the U.K. Government has announced over £8 million for projects in Overseas Territories, including £316,829 [$449,249] for the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences to “assess the mobile fish biodiversity for Bermuda’s deep seas.” In an online post, Government […]

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Skimming the Surface with Marine Debris Technologies

Authors:  Hannah Horsfield & Julie Steele, Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute In a continuing series on marine debris to mark World Oceans Day on Tuesday, Bermuda Marine Debris Taskforce members Hannah Horsfield and Julie Cross Steele look at methods of skimming […]

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Derelict Fishing Gear: Octopus Pot Traps

This is the latest in a series to mark World Oceans Day which looks at how plastics and other pollutants are affecting the marine environment. Here, Bermuda Marine Debris Taskforce member Jennifer Gray explains how plastic octopus traps threaten the […]

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From Me to the Sea: Put a Lid on It

This is part of a series marking World Oceans Day highlighting the growing problem of pollution on the marine environment Author: Sundée Faulkner, Dolphin Quest Perhaps you thought this was going to be an ode to the ocean, dotted with […]

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Drowning in our Plastic Obsession

To mark World Oceans Day, Kyla Smith of the Bermuda Marine Debris Taskforce explains how single-use plastics are putting the oceans and the planet at risk. This is the first in a series of articles on the marine environment and pollution Imagine […]

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BEST Urges Community To Protect The Ocean

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has launched a campaign which urges the community to protect the ocean by reducing carbon footprint, flying less, eating less meat, supporting renewable energy, buying only local or imported fish that is sustainably sourced, and avoiding […]

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Column: Questions About Fishing Cooperative

Following the joint public announcement on September 30th 2020 by the Government and the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] about the launch of the Bermuda Triangle Fishing Cooperative [BTFC], and the stated intent to “significantly increase Bermuda’s annual local catch”, BEST reached […]

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Environmental questions that must be answered

After the joint public announcement on September 30, 2020 by the Government and the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation about the launch of the Bermuda Triangle Fishing Co-operative, and the stated intent to “significantly increase Bermuda’s annual local catch”, the Bermuda […]

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Marine Life Don’t Need PPE Plastic Pollution

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has launched a campaign highlighting personal protective equipment [PPE] pollution, urging the community to use reusable/washable masks when possible and properly dispose of single use masks. The campaign poster says, “Fish, turtles, and other marine life […]

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