Objectives of the Natural Park of the Coral Sea
The Natural Park of the Coral Sea was created to protect the ecological integrity of the marine environment by meeting 8 objectives regarding the natural and cultural heritage, water uses, governance and regional integration :
Protect the exceptional biodiversity of the marine areas bordering New Caledonia.
Sustainably manage fishing resources (deep-sea fishing: tuna, marlin, swordfish, mahi mahi, salmon of the gods, wahoo) and enhance the region’s touristic appeal; develop better knowledge of deep-sea resources (hydrocarbons, phosphates, crustings, rare lands, manganese, nickel, copper and cobalt-enriched polymetallic nodules).
Define a plan for scientific research.
Working coherently with the other local actors; unite and involve the general public in the cooperative building of their marine environment.
Becoming a role model for sustainable development in the Pacific region; participate in New Caledonia’s outreach by developing regional cooperation to benefit the Coral Sea’s region.