The Vava’u Ocean Initiative (VOI) is a partnership between the Government of Tonga, the Waitt Institute, and the Vava’u Environmental Protection Association (VEPA). Our goals are to support fisheries management, sustainable ocean planning, and conserve biodiversity while allowing for sustainable economic development. The Initiative launched in April 2017 and has three focal areas: creating a sustainable ocean plan through Marine Spatial Planning (MSP), creating Special Management Areas (SMAs), and Scientific Research.
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- Memorandum of Understanding for Marine Spatial Planning (2017)
- Memorandum of Understanding for Special Management Areas (2017)
Scientific & Technical Reports
- Expedition report coming soon