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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.
Halfway into their seven-week stay on Rarotonga a Christchurch family decided it was time to take action and help tidy up their favourite swimming spot at Blackrock.
Water safety legislation, visitor risk and safety standards were topics of discussion raised at an urgent water safety meeting called by the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation on Wednesday.
One man was down and being resuscitated when the captain of the Layar Mas 291 made the “abandon ship” call, due to an out-of-control fire in two containers.
The Taio Shipping vessel Lady Moana is on the last of the company’s five northern-island voyages scheduled for this year under the government-funded shipping subsidy.
The Cook Islands Tourism Industry Council Accreditation scheme plans to strengthen water safety standards for all members who offer water-based activities.
With up to 13 million tonnes of plastic leaking into the ocean annually, to be ingested by sea life and birds, and then through the food chain, by man, more needs to be done about the problem of plastic litter, says Te Ara Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise director Stan Wolfgramm.
The Ipukarea Society is implementing a Global Environment Facility, Small Grants Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change project in the Cook Islands, Tokelau, and Niue.