An INVESTIGATION into alternative methods of rubbish disposal has concluded that a landfill remains the most viable option for waste disposal in Rarotonga.
Te IPUKAREA Society director Kelvin Passfield says the Ministry of Marine Resources’ negative reaction to an online tracking map of longline fishing vessels “is a very one-sided opinion”.
Scientific data is pointing to ground water nutrient discharge being responsible for 81 per cent of Disolved Inorganic Nitrogen (DIN) in Muri Lagoon.
TE IPUKAREA Society Project Officer Liam Kokaua visited the Cook Islands General Transport (CIGT) Recycle Centre this week to see the work they are doing to reduce the amount of rubbish going into our Rarotonga landfill.
THE SUBMISSION says purse seine fishing is one of the most common forms of commercial fishing in the Western Central Pacific and has been occurring in the Cook Islands since 1987 when the government signed the US Fisheries Treaty.