To confront the threats they face, the Bloomberg Ocean Initiative — formerly known as the Vibrant Oceans Initiative — works to protect and restore the world’s ocean by promoting ocean conservation, protecting resilient coral reef habitats, and reducing the practice of harmful and illegal overfishing. Launched in 2014, The Bloomberg Ocean Initiative focuses its work in regions that are home to important coral reef ecosystems, countries that are top fishing nations, and areas where fish is a major food source. From 2019, The Bloomberg Ocean Initiative has been supporting the Rahui Center for the expansion and optimization of Marine Managed Areas (MMA) or rahui in French Polynesia.
The leading philanthropy network in France, la Fondation de France aims to build useful, concrete and sustainable solutions that help society move forward. Launched in 2011, the “Futures of the Coastal and Sea Worlds” program aims to support projects that deal with the dynamics of socio-ecosystem transition, using an approach that integrates disciplines and knowledge, from research to action with and at the service of coastal and maritime communities. The program is structured around three axes:
- anticipating and adapting to the consequences of climate change ;
- think about and heal nature in the coastal and marine environment ;
- live and work in the coastal and marine environment.
PROTEGE (“Pacific Territories Regional Project for Sustainable Ecosystem Management” or “protect” in French) is an initiative designed to promote sustainable and climate-change-resilient economic development in the European Pacific overseas countries and territories (OCT) by emphasising biodiversity and renewable resources. The project is coordinated by The Community of Pacific and financially supported by the European Union.
The Department of Marine Resources of French Polynesia is responsible for designing the policy on pearl farming, fishing and aquaculture in French Polynesia, then consecutively, for implementing the strategic orientations of the Country and for monitoring and ‘Evaluation. It also ensures the management and preservation of aquatic resources under its jurisdiction with a view to responsible and sustainable exploitation.
Gaston TONG SANG
Fédération de pêche de Moorea