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Agreement signed to boost Pacific marine parks

COOK ISLANDS
Wednesday, September 03, 2014, 04:10 (GMT + 9)

A partnership agreement was signed to promote marine parks in the Pacific waters, rich in tuna resources, in the framework of the Third International Conference on Small Islands Developing States, being hosted in Samoa from 1 to 4 September. This agreement was settled by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), the National Geographic Society and the Waitt Foundation. "For us in the Cook Islands, conservation of the ocean is part of our DNA. We were born into the ocean, and we will die in the ocean. Our lives are so inter-connected with the sea,” pointed out newly re-elected Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Henry Puna at a side-event of the United Nations Conference on Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) that was organised by SPREP las week. “If you look closely and look within yourself and at your own community, you w... FULL STORY

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SP claims license definitive grant for tuna traps
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The Scottish Fishermen’s Trust (SFT) has awarded grants in excess of GBP 100,000 (USD 166,000) so far this year for a diverse range of fisheries... FULL STORY

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