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Create a national campaign to raise awareness of pollution and its impact on our oceans
by Government of Timor-Leste (Government)
Plastic waste has been a recent invader of Timor-Leste. Plastic bottles and bags are the most prevalent pollution reaching our marine area. The national awareness campaign aims to increase the awareness in the community about the damage being caused to our traditional fishing grounds and our food security. The campaign will also highlight what the general public can do to reduce the amount of plastic they are using in their everyday lives, and how the private sector can support this initiative by offering alternatives to plastic bags.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Coastal clean-ups
  • Plastics product bans or restrictions
  • Plastics recovery/recycling/reuse
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Community or Locally Managed Marine Areas
  • Integrated Coastal Management
  • Marine Spatial Planning
  • Ecosystem-based Adaptation
December 2018
By 2018 Timor-Leste will declare a
December 2018
By the end of 2018, have an approved awareness campaign strategic plan in lace targeting plastic bottles and plastic bags as pollutants of the ocean
December 2019
By the end of 2019, have inititated the implementation f the awareness campaigns strategic plan
Other, please specify
Drafting an Oceans Policy
Other, please specify
Research into fisheries managmeent zones on Timor-Lestes north coast (2014)
Basic information
Time-frame: July 2017 - December 2019
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Environment
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Acacio Guterres, Director General Fisheries, guterres_acacio@yahoo.com, +670 77546398
Dili, Timor-Leste
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