From February 9th to 11th, 2022, the 𝗢𝗻𝗲 𝗢𝗰𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗶𝘁 has been taking place in Brest. An event at the French initiative with the objective “to translate into concrete actions our shared responsibility on the Ocean”.
In this context, our founder, Dr. Cécile Gaspar, was asked to join the event, to discuss issues related to marine biodiversity and to participate in a workshop on ocean global education and youth commitment.
Surrounded by Maud Fontenoy, ambassador of our foundation, Philippe Vallette, Francis Vallat and Jacques Rougerie, members of our Board of directors, these 3 intense days highlighted the urgency of preserving our marine environment.
Four commitments were officially made for French Polynesia during this summit:
– The multiplication of biosphere reserves on a 7,000 km2 maritime surface
– Coastal zoning for the benefit of artisanal and subsistence fishing over an area of 500,000 km2
– The protection of corals and the protection of mandatory mooring areas
– The launch of Rahui Nui, a marine protected area of approximately 500,000 km2
Several good news for the Polynesian marine environment!