Ocean Management Plan

Tonga’s Cabinet approves Ocean Management Plan

Beginning in 2015 under Cabinet decision, the Government initiated the Oceans 7 Technical Committee to formalize and implement the pathway for marine spatial planning to develop and implement 30% marine protected areas within the EEZ area which aligns with the Strategic Development Framework, Convention on Biological Diversity, and Sustainable Development Goal #14 (Life below Water).

The aim of the ocean plan is the “ecologically sustainable, social and economic development of Tonga’s ocean for the benefit of all Tongans.”