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Source: Government of French Polynesia

An official delegation of the French Polynesia has participated in the 4th national symposium of marine protected areas, which took place in Biarritz from 22 to 24 October. It was composed of a representative of the ministry of Culture and the Environment, Mauritius Yune, accompanied by Raimana Doucet, of the department of the Environment.

This 4th edition is a colloquy contributing to the writing of the new strategy of marine protected areas (MPAS) to adopt for the period 2020-2030. This strategy will be in French waters, metropolitan and ultramarine. It will be co-constructed by the State, the communities and all the stakeholders in the maritime world with the support of the French Agency for Biodiversity. The final version of this strategy will be officially presented by the ministry of the Transition Ecologique et Solidaire (mtes coatings) at the next world conservation congress of IUCN, in June 2020, in Marseille.

With the creation in April 2018 of the large Marine Area Managed by ” Tainui Iaea covering all of the 5 million km2 of its EEZ, and the marine sanctuary of emblematic species (whales, sharks, turtles) in existence since 2002, the French Polynesia is evident in this strategy. The French Republic exercises its sovereignty through its remote territories including French Polynesia, including the statute of autonomy confers upon him, alone, the jurisdiction’s strategy for protecting the environment and, therefore, in terms of marine protected areas.

During the symposium, the delegation polynesian was able to share her experience of over 60 years in the field of creation and management of maritime spaces within the workshop ” network complete and consistent “. Based on the national strategy for the management and creation of marine protected areas 2012-2020, the exchanges between different actors have focused on a global vision of the major issues to be identified for the next 10 years. The themes covered were, among others, the integration of the MPA in the public policies relating to biodiversity and the management of the water to the place of the AMP in the planning at sea and regional cooperation.

There is no doubt that the national strategy for the next ten years should take into account the relation to the sea, the cultural link between land and sea that is specific to each country overseas, and their status, because large disparities exist between the challenges in the metropolitan area and those from overseas.

The French agency for biodiversity (AFB) intends to integrate the options chosen by the French Polynesia in the national strategy of marine protected areas, while respecting the specific competencies of this territory broad autonomy.

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