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‘Strengthen Stewardship Of The Sargasso Sea’

Earlier today [March 13] the Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban delivered welcome remarks at the opening of a workshop hosted by the Sargasso Sea Commission at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences to discuss, ‘Next Steps to Strengthen Stewardship […]

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Fifth Anniversary Of Sargasso Sea Declaration

This week, the Sargasso Sea Commission returns to Bermuda to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Hamilton Declaration on Collaboration for the Conservation of the Sargasso Sea, alongside its Signatory governments and collaborating partners. To coincide with this milestone, […]

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Groupers’ plight spells trouble for ecology and blue economy

Opinion article by Thaddeus Murdoch, PhD, Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce’s Marine Conservation Team resident scientist There are six kinds of grouper: monkey rockfish, finescale rockfish, Nassau grouper, misty grouper, yellowfin rockfish and black grouper. These six grouper species used to be […]

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Burch overruled on ATVs

A ministerial decision to allow all-terrain vehicle tours in the West End was overruled this afternoon. Chief Justice Narinder Hargun said that Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the public works minister, had “assumed that planning permission was not required” when he granted […]

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Eco ‘Lunch & Learn’ On Plastic Marine Debris

Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] and the Bermuda College announced the fourth presentation in their series of Eco Lunch & Learns will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Dr. Robbie Smith, Curator of Bermuda’s Natural History Museum, will be […]

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All our reefs need is a little ‘reefspect’ – just a little bit

Opinion piece by Adam Farrell, BEST Marine Conservation Team Did you know that some of Bermuda’s most valuable natural resources are hidden just out of sight? They are there, beneath the surface of our beautiful, azure waters. Those murky brown […]

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Burch takes own counsel on ATVs

A government minister rejected advice from civil servants to block all-terrain vehicle tours on the Railway Trail, a court heard. The Supreme Court heard yesterday in a civil case that Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the public works minister, overruled technical officers […]

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Climate change and how it affects us

Opinion by Adam Farrell, BEST Marine Conservation Team On October 8, 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations body dedicated to providing the world with an objective and scientific view of climate change, issued a stark warning […]

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Valuing our marine resources

Opinion by Adam Farrell, BEST Marine Conservation Team. Our oceans are linked intrinsically to the health of our planet. The sea sequesters much of the carbon dioxide that we have released into the atmosphere, thereby slowing global warming. It regulates […]

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