Environmental Statistics Compendium Released

November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Today [Nov 14], the Minister for the Cabinet Office Walton Brown released the 2018 Environmental Statistics Compendium from the Department of Statistics.

Minister Brown noted, “The Compendium is structured into 13 sections and contains brief analyses, tables and graphs for each section. There are more than 40 statistical tables which provide a wealth of data about Bermuda’s environmental conditions. This publication is an excellent tool for research, school projects and promoting awareness about issues affecting Bermuda’s environment.”

The Minister also observed the statistic related to fish stocks, saying: “The statistics regarding Bermuda’s fish landings was of particular note with the report indicating 320.7 metric tonnes in 2017, a decrease of 2.3% from the previous year. There could be varying reasons for the decrease, including the issuance of fewer licenses. I encourage the public to review the document which provides an environmental snapshot of state and health of our environment.”

Some of the 2016 to 2017 highlights include:

  • The number of reported environmentally-related diseases decreased by 5.3% from 5,877 to 5,567.
  • The amount of rainfall decreased by 26.5% from 71.6 inches to 52.6 inches.
  • Total fish landings excluding bait and shellfish totalled 320.7 metric tonnes in 2017, a decrease of 2.3% from the previous year.
  • Total electricity consumption in 2017 fell marginally to approximately 585 million kWh from 586 kWh in 2016.
  • There were 2,033 fires reported in 2017, the same as in 2016.
  • In 2017, the amount of waste generated totalled 95,700 mT, a 6.6% increase over the 89,800 mT in 2016.

The Environmental Statistics Compendium report follows below [PDF here]:

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