Agreement signed to boost Pacific marine parks
Wednesday, September 03, 2014, 04:10 (GMT + 9)
A partnership agreement was signed to promote marine parks in the Pacific waters, rich in tuna resources, in the framework of the Third International Conference on Small Islands Developing States, being hosted in Samoa from 1 to 4 September.
This agreement was settled by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), the National Geographic Society and the Waitt Foundation.
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