One of our aims in coming to Palmerston was to transport official representatives of the Cook Islands Marine Park Steering committee to this remote island. The committee is on a fact-finding mission, to determine what people think of the marine park, and more particularly what they think of a proposal on how the park should be used.
Cook Islands Marine Park
The Cook Islands Marine Park will be a multi-zoned park, allowing some activities, like local fishing, while excluding others. During their time on Palmerston, the committee held a public meeting to discuss the plans, and then went door to door to collect feedback from the islanders. Armed with the thoughts of the Palmerston islanders the committee will now take their findings about the marine park proposal back to the government in Rarotonga.
(Photos by Alison Barrat)
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