The Ministry’s logo reflects our vision, mission and the work that we do with our local, regional and international partners. This logo was introduced in 2009 and reflected a number of concepts based on the conservation, management, and development of our country's marine resources. Each aspect of the logo was chosen for its special meaning.
Maroro (Flying fish): This fish is unique and represents speed, movement, grace, freedom and beauty. The maroro is also a reflection of our connection to local fishermen and fishing. The unique fish also features in our national emblem or coat of arms.
Water droplet: (centre) The ocean contains and sustains marine life.
Matau (fish-hook): This traditional Cook Islands motif is a symbol of life and signifies determination and a safe journey over water.
Shark teeth: This traditional Cook Islands motif is a symbol of strength and endurance – key attributes required in the long-term protection and management of the ocean.
Weave (Raranga): Represents the warp and weft of life. The ocean is home to a vast array of marine life that live together in their own unique way.