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The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 2002

The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 2002 The Pacific has been portrayed as a initiative in the form of a Pacific sea of islands, whose peoples’ identity, Islands Regional Ocean Policy. The culture, and livelihood are fundamen- policy’s vision is to maintain “a tally defined by their relationship with healthy Ocean that sustains the live- the marine environment. Islanders lihoods and aspirations of Pacific have always relied on the sea as a Island communities.” It emphasizes source of food and as a conduit for the economic opportunities offered by trade and communication with the the ocean but draws attention to the outside world. In the contemporary increasing number and severity of Pacific, successful development threats to its long-term integrity. The depends on the ability of sectors such new policy is a framework of guiding as tourism, fisheries, and aquaculture principles for collaborative action to to sustainably manage the marine promote sustainable management of environment. Pacific Islanders at all the ocean’s resources. It is meant to levels of government and civil society prevent a fragmentation of programs have focused much of their lobbying and conflict between different sectors and diplomatic energies on measures as use of oceanic resources escalates. to preserve the natural environment. New Zealand offered http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 2002

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 15 (2) – Aug 7, 2003

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2003 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

Abstract

The Pacific has been portrayed as a initiative in the form of a Pacific sea of islands, whose peoples’ identity, Islands Regional Ocean Policy. The culture, and livelihood are fundamen- policy’s vision is to maintain “a tally defined by their relationship with healthy Ocean that sustains the live- the marine environment. Islanders lihoods and aspirations of Pacific have always relied on the sea as a Island communities.” It emphasizes source of food and as a conduit for the economic opportunities offered by trade and communication with the the ocean but draws attention to the outside world. In the contemporary increasing number and severity of Pacific, successful development threats to its long-term integrity. The depends on the ability of sectors such new policy is a framework of guiding as tourism, fisheries, and aquaculture principles for collaborative action to to sustainably manage the marine promote sustainable management of environment. Pacific Islanders at all the ocean’s resources. It is meant to levels of government and civil society prevent a fragmentation of programs have focused much of their lobbying and conflict between different sectors and diplomatic energies on measures as use of oceanic resources escalates. to preserve the natural environment. New Zealand offered

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 7, 2003

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