This weekly column is supplied by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with conservation and environment matters of concern to the Cook Islands.
The government is set to move forward on vital infrastructure projects that will ensure that wastewater issues in Muri and Aitutaki are resolved, and that wider wastewater issues in Rarotonga are given appropriate attention.
Cook Islands Climate Change has received reports of sea urchins die-off in the waters near Mauke. In October last year, marine experts were baffled to note the rapid die-off of vana (sea urchins) in the waters near Avarua area.
This weekly column is supplied by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with environmental and conservation issues of concern to the Cook Islands.
Marae Moana Establishment Trust responds to Ministry of Marine Resources publicity over fishing buffer zonesMonday January 23, 2017
THE SIZE of marine protected areas or “fishing exclusion zones” around islands is the final decision to be confirmed by Cabinet before Marae Moana, the Cook Islands Marine Park is legally designated.
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”.