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 of the Sargasso Sea’.
This past Monday marked the fifth anniversary of the initial signing of the Hamilton Declaration on the Collaboration for the Conservation of the Sargasso Sea, and the establishment of the Sargasso Sea Commission.
“The Government of Bermuda is proud to have taken a leading role in the efforts to conserve the Sargasso Sea,” said Minister Roban today. “Five countries signed the Declaration on March 11, 2014 not far from here, but since that time the number of Signatory Governments has doubled; all except the Cayman Islands is represented here today. The Government of Bermuda is delighted to once again host the Sargasso Sea Commission, Signatory Governments, other interested governments, and collaborating partners in Bermuda.