Minister Humphrey Shares Vision For Blue Economy

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, wants to see a greener and bluer Barbadian economy. This, he said, would involve the island becoming the centre for seafaring across the Caribbean, an end to overfishing, and greater protection mechanisms put in place to guard the coral reefs. Mr. Humphrey shared these views during a courtesy call with …

Discussion On Maritime Issues & Blue Economy

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The Bridgetown Port and the fishing industry were among the major talking points recently, when New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Barbados, Anton Ojala, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Maritime Affairs and The Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, at his Charnocks, Christ Church office. While stating that most entities on the island were struggling at this time, Minister Humphrey said …

Reviving Barbados’ Coral Reefs

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An intensive effort to reinvigorate Barbados’ coral reefs is currently being led by the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU). It is the Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Pilot Project, which falls under the IDB-funded Coastal Risk Assessment and Management Programme (CRMP), which is designed to investigate the potential to “kick start” the recovery of the island’s coral reefs. The project began in June …