Why The Blue Economy
The island of Barbados is 34 kilometres long and 23 km wide, totaling only 432km2. Despite its small land space, Barbados’s maritime space is over 400 times bigger, covering 183,436 km2. For Barbados, this maritime space represents a potential of opportunity that could and should be utilized in a sustainable way to advance the economic interest of the country, while at the same time protect the environment. In a nutshell, this is what we aim to do through our efforts to build a blue economy in Barbados.
The MMABE Mission
To define and implement a regime of good governance of Barbados’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) to enable sustainable utilization of its ocean wealth as a vehicle to facilitate long-term socio-economic growth, as well as resilience to environmental and other vulnerabilities to which the country is at risk.
The MMABE Vision
By 2030, Barbados is a globally recognized leader in maritime affairs and blue economy management amongst Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
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