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Rules and regulations around tourism operators are coming, says director of Destination Development Cook Islands Tourism Metua Vaiimene, “and we must get ready as a community and as operators for this by adopting a culture of compliance now”.
The Clean Up the World event coordinated by the National Environment Service (NES) today received a good response from the business communities and the government agencies.
This weekly column is contributed by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with conservation and environment matters of interest to the Cook Islands.
Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI) is committed to reducing waste to landfill and are always trying to assist households to manage their waste better.
The Ministry of Marine Resources (Tu’anga o te Pae Moana) has completed a preliminary investigation into the sudden death of a large number of giant clams (pa’ua) in the Tikioki eco-tourism area, as reported by CINews last month.
Public interest in the development of the purse seine fishery has grown over the past few years, mainly in relation to the Cook Islands-European Union Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement (SFPA). Here we take a closer look at the 2017 Cook Islands purse seine catches and recent developments in fisheries management.