The Department of Sustainable Development is inviting members of the public to join them at an upcoming Town Hall Meeting on Monday October 28th regarding the future of Bermuda’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Our EEZ is the circular body of water surrounding Bermuda with a 200-mile radius. 

This “Community Conversation” will take place from 6:30pm until 8:30pm in the Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall.

The Minister of Environment and Planning, the Hon. Sylvan Richards JP MP will address the audience and a panel of experts will engage with the residents of Bermuda.  Panelists will include:

·         Dr. Tammy Trott who will address the current status of Government's authority to permit various activity within the EEZ;

·         Chris Flook who will outline the case for the largest no-take marine reserve;

·         Nick Hutchings who will propose consideration of the potential economic benefits of seabed exploration and mining; and

·         Richard Winchell who will propose a mixed use approach. 

Please see the attached flyers for more information or visit http://www.sdbermuda.bm/marine-reserve/consultation-on-establishing-a-marine-reserve.

Additionally, ZBM TV 9 will show a Special 30-minute programme on the future of our EEZ that will air this Thursday evening at 8pm.