Imagine how valuable our coastline is!

Barbados’ coastline is vital to the lives of all Barbadians. Not just now but for our future. It provides us with food as well as places to relax, live, and play. It also enhances the island’s economic development through tourism, fishing, and recreational business-related activities.

Our coastline, however, is becoming more vulnerable because of the impact of climate change. If we do little or nothing to combat this it will be more negatively impacted by coastal flooding, erosion, cliff collapse and more.

Updated Draft Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan

The CZMU has recently concluded the scientific, technical and internal review process for the updating of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan for Barbados. We are now seeking the public's feedback on the draft ICZM Plan through several consultative activities, which will inform and amend the Plan prior to its finalization and establishment by the Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy.

Prese Release - Update of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan for Barbados


A new project aimed at improving the management of Barbados’ coastlines for the benefit of residents, businesses and visitors is now underway.

Updating the ICZM (Integrated Coastal Zone Management) Plan, Legislation and Regulations to Embrace Climate and Disaster Resilience, aims to update the plans, legislation and regulations related to the management and protection of Barbados’ coastal zone.