A public establishment dedicated to the protection of the marine environment
The Agence des aires marines protégées is a public establishment of an administrative nature created by the law of 14 April 2006 and placed under the governance of the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy.
The main assignements of the Agence des aires marines protégées are :
- supporting public policies for the creation and management of marine protected areas in the entirety of French maritime waters
- running the MPA network
- technical and financial support of natural marine parks
- reinforcing French potential in international negotiations concerning the sea.
The French MPA Agency organized the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress, Oct. 21-27, 2013.