Empowering Communities to Protect Their Ocean
Our goal is to benefit coastal communities while restoring fish populations and habitats. The Waitt Institute endeavors to ensure ecologically, economically, and culturally sustainable use of ocean resources. The Institute partners with governments committed to developing and implementing comprehensive, science-based, community-driven solutions for sustainable ocean management.
Our approach is to engage stakeholders, provide the tools needed to design locally appropriate policies, facilitate the policymaking process, and build capacity for effective implementation and long-term success.
PROVIDES THE TOOLKIT
PARTNER GOVERNMENTS PROVIDE THE WILL
Education and outreach
Legal analysis and drafting
Building local capacity
Vocal, non-partisan endorsement from Government
Active support from Ministries and civil service
Commitment to developing a sustainable ocean policy
Creation of a dedicated fund to finance implementation
Lead public consultation process
Everything we do is grounded in science, starting with scientific assessments of the marine habitats and fisheries, continuing with policy recommendations, and ongoing monitoring.
We listen hard to community priorities and concerns, through consultation meetings and stakeholder interviews. This input informs development and implementation of ocean policies.
The Blue Halo Initiative is not just about conservation, it’s about sustainable use that benefits coastal livelihoods and maintains coastal cultures.
We partner directly with island Governments and collaborate with community groups, stakeholders, businesses, scientists, and non-profit organizations.
WHERE WE WORK
Are you the representative of a country or government who needs help protecting your ocean resources?
Reach out now.