Empowering Communities to Restore their Ocean
Waitt Institute (WI) – The Institute endeavors to ensure ecologically, economically, and culturally sustainable use of ocean resources. WI partners with governments committed to developing and implementing comprehensive, science-based, community-driven solutions for sustainable ocean management. The goal is to benefit coastal communities while restoring fish populations and habitats. The 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.
The Blue Halo Initiative is a collaboration between the Waitt Institute and partner governments to envision, create, and implement comprehensive sustainable ocean policies. “Blue Halo” describes the waters encircling an island where ocean resources are managed for sustainability, profitability, and enjoyment. WI provides the toolkit and partner governments provide the will.