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Resource Management

The MTMNM is a managed as a marine protected area. 


 

Preliminary Draft Goals

  1. Conserve and protect the marine environment around the islands of Farallon de Pajaros, Maug, and Asuncion; the submarine volcanic areas of the Mariana Ridge; and the MarianaTrench for the care and management of the scientific objects therein.
  2. Provide for traditional access to the Monument by indigenous persons for culturally significant subsistence and other cultural and religious uses.
  3. Develop education, interpretation, and outreach programs to enhance understanding and appreciation of Monument resources and efforts to conserve them.
  4. Assess and promote scientific exploration and research opportunities and adopt measures to ensure that the Monument’s ecosystem, marine resources or species, or other objects of scientific interest are not degraded.
  5. Assess and provide opportunities for tourism, recreation, and economic ventures that do not harm the Monument’s ecosystem, marine resources or species, or other objects of scientific interest.
  6. Contribute to the recovery and protection of all native species with special consideration for threatened and endangered species and species of conservation concern.
COMPLIANCE GUIDE - Requirements for Fishing in the Marianas Trench, Pacific Remote Islands, and Rose Atoll Marine National Monuments
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2014
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