Today will be the first of three opportunities for the local resident community on Rarotonga to receive an update on the latest information, relating to our national Seabed Minerals (SBM) sector. This is based on historical research that shows our deep seabed to be abundant in valuable cobalt-rich, manganese nodules.
This week, Kevin Iro is representing the Cook Islands at the Our Ocean Conference in Indonesia, a meeting of prominent leaders, ocean advocates, scientists, businesspeople, funders, scientists, non-profit organisations, and advocates from all over the world.
Angler Richard Jarvis reeled in the heaviest fish, a 64.3 kg yellow fin tuna during the Cook Islands Fishing Association (CIFA) sponsored fishing competition held last Saturday.
The tiny team working to give Marae Moana life is, until next week, inviting feedback from the public about what ocean-based activities need managing and how much.
Surveys commissioned by the team managing Marae Moana reveal that little is known within the Cook Islands community about the marine park covering our whole ocean - what it is, what it means, and why it matters. Respondents under the age of 17 were more aware than all other age groups, reflecting the success of school visits and sessions at Lagoon Day.