Promoting Sustainable Development of Marine Resources in the Cook Islands

The Ministry of Marine Resources has a vision of working in partnership with communities, businesses and other agencies so that

the people of the Cook Islands are receiving maximum long-term benefits from the sustainable development and utilisation of

marine resources - throughout the nation. MMR will achieve this by providing expert assistance that leads to the optimal

performance of the Cook Islands marine sector. 


This includes:

  • Supporting industry development and community initiatives
  • Advancing the interests of the Cook Islands in international and regional negotiations and treaties
  • Monitoring, developing and managing marine resources for sustainable utilisation
  • Enhancing the skills and knowledge of all those involved in the marine sector
  • Researching and promoting ways of adding value to the resources


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