Thursday, November 28, 2013

New regional marine programme launched

PACIOCEA Press Release, 26 November, Suva Fiji - PACIOCEA, a new regional marine programme, has today been launched in Fiji for a two year project in the central and west Pacific. The challenge is to deliver a diagnosis of ecological, economic, social and cultural issues to improve marine management at a large scale and identify and deal with resources for the coastal population.

Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and French Marine Protected Areas Agency, the main partners, officially launched this Pacific Ocean Ecosystem Analysis funded by the European Commission (BEST-2013). 50 international and regional experts, decision-makers and NGO representatives attended the presentation of PACIOCEA programme during a one week Marine Spatial Planning workshop, organized in University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

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