The team from Te Ipukarea Society has recently reported in by satellite phone from Suwarrow, where they are hard at work in a very labour-intensive exercise to eradicate the island’s rats once and for all.
Fisheries officers from the Ministry of Marine Resources are investigating serious alleged breaches of the Marine Resources Act by a Cook Islands-flagged vessel fishing in the deep-sea area of the Indian Ocean.
The National Environment Service (NES) and their environment partners are marking this week’s worldwide National Environment Week, which incorporates World Environment Day on June 5 and World Oceans Day on June 8, with an Environment Expo to be held at Maire Nui Park.
The Cook Islands Ports Authority has confirmed John Jessie as the new harbour master, replacing Saungaki Rasmussen, who resigned in April this year.
In recent years, people have started cutting down on plastic consumption, as we have realised the effects plastic can have on the environment and our oceans.