Samoa to Manage 100% and Protect 30% of Ocean

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Samoa to Manage 100% and Protect 30% of Ocean
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The Samoa Ocean Strategy (SOS) a plan that will manage Samoa’s entire ocean area, which comprises 98% of their domain, to protect important ecological habitats, marine wildlife, and cultural heritage, while safeguarding important sources of food, income and economic growth derived from the ocean. The Strategy additionally includes a commitment to protect 30 percent of Samoa’s ocean by 2025, which will result in 36,000 km2 of fully protected ocean, a significant increase from the 1 percent currently under protection under existing legislation.

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