National Ballast Water Management Strategy 2016-2020 Kingdom of Tonga

National Ballast Water Management Strategy 2016-2020 Kingdom of Tonga
Abstract: 

The importance of coastal and marine environments to every aspect of the lives of Pacific Islanders cannot be overstated. Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) maintain resource rights and management responsibilities for over 30 million square kilometres of ocean, equivalent to the total land area of Canada, China and the United States of America. The total population of coastal Pacific Islanders is only 2.6 million. There are 11 square kilometres of ocean for each Pacific Islander. Jurisdictionally, the ocean is 200 times more significant to the average Pacific Islander than it is to the average global citizen.

GEFPAS Project: 
No
Record Id: 
80751