In what has been a long and drawn out process spanning over 12 months, the case against the Cook Islands Government over the European Union Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement was finally heard last week in the High Court of the Cook Islands, with Justice Judith Potter presiding.
Every July, over a million people around the world participate in “Plastic-Free July”, a challenge to refuse single-use plastics for one whole month.
This weekly column is supplied by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with conservation and environmental matters of interest to the Cook Islands.
This feature by Professor John Hay looks at the introduction of fully battery-powered electric vehicles (BEVs) in the Cook Islands and discusses their advantages in an island environment.
This week’s Te Ipukarea Society column was written by visiting researcher Diamir de Scally who is in the Cook Islands until the end of July.
The Ministry of Marine Resources (MMR) in collaboration with Sealord Ltd, Orafco (CK) Ltd, and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has been conducting cross-endorsement training to brief Pacific Island Observers to work aboard Cook Islands flagged high seas trawlers fishing in the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) area.
The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources of the Federal Republic of Germany (BGR), is offering four at-sea training places for candidates from developing States including the Cook Islands, as part of its 2017 training programme.