14 Jul 2017

Cooks Parliament passes Marae Moana bill

From , 5:05 am on 14 July 2017

The Cook Islands parliament has now formally established its Marae Moana - one of the biggest marine reserve areas in the world.

The Marae Moana bill has now been passed into law and Prime Minister Henry Puna says it ensures the Cooks commitment to the world's largest integrated ocean management system.

He says it is the largest commitment by a single country  - from ridge to reef, and from reef to ocean.

Don Wiseman asks the Marae Moana Establishment Trust's Jacqui Evans what it means.

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Photo: RNZ