Marine Park Map

The original proposal for Marae Moana was that it will cover only the southern half of the Cook Islands Exclusive Economic Zone. During public consultations from 2011 to 2014, communities in all islands, as well as government and non-government stakeholders, requested that Marae Moana be extended to include the northern Cook Islands. Consequently, the geographical scope of Marae Moana covers the entire Cook Islands Exclusive Economic Zone, an area of 1.9million km2 (734,000 square miles). Within the area will be marine protected areas around each island, extending 50nm from the baseline.