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Ministerial Message from Ajaccio

On 26 October 2013, after 5 days of debates in Marseille, Mr. Philippe Martin, French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, gathered in Ajaccio 19 ministers of nations representing the world's oceans.

This Ministerial Conference, held in the presence of numerous representatives of governments, international institutions and NGOs, was structured around three roundtables, on the following subjects: the benefits and urgency of conserving the oceans, promoting the regional scale as the appropriate framework for effective...

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Press kit - Pilot project to restore the Natura 2000 site "Baie et cap d’Antibes - Iles de Lérins"

The Agence des aires marines protégées (French MPA Agency) is undertaking a first project to restore the marine environment. This is a pilot action to which the Agency attaches great importance.

In May 2015, 2,500 tyres deposited underwater in the 1980s to form artificial reefs will be removed from the Natura 2000 site "Baie et cap d’Antibes - Iles de Lérins" (bay and cape of Antibes and the Lérins Islands), a marine protected area in the...

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Pilot project to restore the Natura 2000 site "Baie et cap d’Antibes - Iles de Lérins"

The Agence des aires marines protégées (French MPA Agency) is undertaking a first project to restore the marine environment. This is a pilot action to which the Agency attaches great importance.

In May 2015, 2,500 tyres deposited underwater in the 1980s to form artificial reefs will be removed from the Natura 2000 site "Baie et cap d’Antibes - Iles de Lérins" (bay and cape of Antibes and the Lérins Islands), a marine protected area in the...

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Presentation guide of the Estuaire Picards and Mer d’Opale Marine Nature Park

Read informations about the Estuaire Picards and Mer d’Opale Marine Nature Park : data sheet, a territory with ambition, management plan and management board...

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Press release - Creation o f the Coral Sea natural park - 23 april 2014

The decree for creating the Coral Sea natural park was adopted on April 23, 2014 during the convocation of the Government of New Caledonia.
“It gives me great satisfaction to see the establishment of Coral Sea Natural Park today. Since taking office, my government is fully mobilized so that New Caledonia adopts an integrated policy for managing marine areas under its joint responsibility with the state.” said President Harold Martin.

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High Seas MPAs in the Northeast Atlantic in the Northeast Atlantic

This brochure presents Marine Protected Areas that have been designated in waters beyond national jurisdictions by the OSPAR Commission. This document recalls how these MPAs were created, and the consequent recommendations for their management. The French Agency for Marine Protected Areas is involved in all these steps and this document intends in particular to inform relevant administrations and stakeholders to facilitate the implementation at national level of the recommendations for the management of these MPAs.

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High Seas

The Agence des Aires Marines as actively contributed to the creation of the first Marine Protected Areas in the world that are beyond national jurisdictions, notably in the north-east Atlantic and the Antarctic. It is now pursuing these actions with the creation of management procedures for the zones.
On a national level, the Agency is involved in the promotion of consultation and the consideration of issues specific to the high seas.

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Cooperation to manage the marine area of the central and west Pacific

In how far are the diversity of marine species and ecosystems taken into account in national development planning? Are maritime activities such as tourism, shipping, fishing, or mineral extraction affecting each other and are they compatible with marine conservation? What are potential future scenarios and how will they affect local communities that are strongly dependant on marine resources?

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Mediterranean

The agency is developing multiple partnerships in the Mediterranean . This sea, almost entirely closed off and threatened by its own attractiveness requires, even more than elsewhere, cooperation between its neighbouring countries to preserve its exceptional biodiversity.

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Creation of the Coral Sea natural park

The creation of the Coral Sea natural park was announced on April 23, 2014, according to the government of New Caledonia’s decision headed by Harold Martin.