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Kia Orana and Welcome to the Ministry of Marine Resources,
Tu'anga O Te Pae Moana!


The Ministry of Marine Resources (MMR) is responsible for the conservation, management and development of marine resources.

Established in 1984, the Ministry’s objective is to ensure the sustainable use of living and non-living marine resources for the benefit of the people of the Cook Islands.

What we do

The Ministry has five key areas of work in divisions: To expand income earning opportunities from sustainable offshore fisheries,

Inshore Fisheries & Aquaculture Division

The Aquaculture and Inshore Fisheries Deparment provides a fully integrated approach to all fisheries management…

Offshore Fisheries Division

The Offshore Fisheries Division provides technical and policy support to its industry stakeholders,

Pearl Support & Laboratory Services Division

Improve the quality and diversity of cultured black pearls and pearl products by better farm husbandry,

Policy & Legal Services Division

The division works to enhance policy and legal capacity so the Ministry can have all necessary legal mandates and fisheries policies to enable…

Corporate Services Division

Corporate Services supports MMR to achieve its technical and fisheries resource management outputs…