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Te Tai Nui Atea - Marine Managed Area (5 million km2)
by French Polynesia Governement (Government)
French Polynesia has a 5 million km2 EEZ. The project is to create a Marine Managed Area at the size of the EEZ.
It will be named : TE TAI NUI ATEA. This initiative aims at conserving and sustainably use our marine environment and its resources for our current and future generations. It is also our contribution to the regional and global effort to maintain and restore the health, productivity and resilience of our Ocean.

Progress reports
December 2017
Creation of TE TAI NUI ATEA legislation framework
December 2017
Adoption of the environmental and fisheries management plans
December 2018
Partnership sourcing
December 2020
Implementation of managements plans
Financing (in USD)
8,000,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
Project manager, environnement coordinator, fisheries coordinator, surveillance commanding officer
Basic information
Time-frame: September 2016 - December 2020
Direction de l'Environnement (Environnement dpt) Direction des Ressources Marines et Minires (Fisheries dpt) Local councils Agence Franaise pour la Biodiversit French Navy (surveillance) Fishermen's representatives Local environnemental NGOs
Ocean Basins
  • South Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Cedric Ponsonnet, Deputy Director of Direction des Ressources Marines et Minires, cedric.ponsonnet@drm.gov.pf,
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