In partnership with the government of Antigua and Barbuda (GoAB), the Barbuda Council, the International Community Foundation, Waitt Institute, Art for the Islands MEPA Trust retrofitted the Barbuda Fisheries Division Patrol Boat, which was severely damaged by the passing of Hurricane Irma in 2017. By seeking to refit the Barbuda Fisheries Division Patrol Boat, this project aimed to re-establish livelihoods, vessel patrols and emergency Search and Rescue operations on the island of Barbuda in an attempt to support a transition from recovery to resilience post-Hurricane Irma. The Patrol Boat was operated by the Barbuda Fisheries Division to monitor and survey marine protected areas (MPAs) such as the Codrington Lagoon National Park (CLNP), home to the largest Frigate Bird Sanctuary in the Western Hemisphere. The Patrol Boat was also used to monitor and enforce fisheries regulations and assist the Antigua and Barbuda Defense Force (ABDF) Coast Guards with coordinating emergency Search and Rescue operations.

Status: Completed
Funding Entity: International Community Foundation (ICF), and Art for the Islands
Executing Entity: Waitt Institute and the Marine Ecosystems Protected Area Trust (MEPA) Trust Inc.
Country: Barbuda