Consultation on aquaculture underway

Thursday July 19, 2018 Written by Published in Environment
Participants at the Cook Islands Aquaculture Development Plan consultation, which ends today at the New Hope Church. 18071801 Participants at the Cook Islands Aquaculture Development Plan consultation, which ends today at the New Hope Church. 18071801

The Ministry of Marine Resources started a three-day consultation on the Cook Islands Aquaculture Development Plan this Tuesday.

 

MMR director of inshore fisheries and aquaculture Koroa Raumea opened the consultation on behalf of the ministry.

The ministry is seeking private-sector and community views and perspectives on the development plan.

“The plan will provide a roadmap of directions that can be taken to achieve real progress on the ground to sustainably develop the aquaculture sector,” Raumea said.

“With the expiration of the Cook Islands Aquaculture Development Plan 2012-16, it is timely now to review progress and refresh the vision that has been mapped out for aquaculture in the Cook Islands.”

The public is invited to attend the consultation at the New Hope Hall in Tutakimoa.

Aquaculture specialists from the Pacific Community Division of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems are assisting to facilitate the interactive discussions.

            - MMR

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