In certain situations, some people  may need to seek authorization before entering the Natural Park. For example professional fishermen and scientists wanting to work in the Natural Park must follow strict regulations. Similarly, boaters who wish to stop on the D’Entrecasteaux atolls must send a written declaration beforehand according to regulations put in place in 2008.  



You are a boater and you are planning to enter a protected marine area (d’Entrecasteaux Atolls). 

According to current regulations, you must send a declaration beforehand by e-mailing .

If you are planning to go to Chesterfield, we advise you to send also a declaration.

In your declaration or your authorization request, you should specify the name and type of ship, its dimensions, registration number and home port, the name of its captain, the number of people on board as well as the reason and the duration of your visit.  

Become a sentinel


En visite dans le parc à bord d'un catamaran, DAM,SPE
Visiting the park aboard a catamaran, DAM SPE


You are a professional who intends to develop fishing activities in the Natural Park of the Coral Sea.

Because such activity is regulated and monitored, you must obtain a fishing license, only delivered to local longliners, by the Government of New Caledonia.


To obtain or renew your fishing license,follow the administrative procedure detailed on the Department of Maritime Affair's website.

L’équipage d’un navire compte en moyenne 6 marins, DAM/SPE
The typical crew is usuallycomoosed of 6 seafarer, DAM SPE
Navire Vaillant Vessel, longline fishing is carried out at several, DAM/SPE
Navire Vaillant Vessel, longline fishing is carried out at several, DAM SPE


All scientific activities conducted within the Natural Park of the Coral Sea are subject to authorization from the Government of New Caledonia. The authorization request file must present the mission, outline its objectives and its benefits for the Natural Park, its dates as well as its itinerary or the location studied. If   applicable, the file must also include an impact study of the activities to be undertaken.

The authorization should be e-mailed to at least 5 months before the mission is due to start..

Navire Atalante de l'IFREMER, DAM SPE
Atalante ship of IFREMER, DAM SPE