Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Costa Rica Coordinate on Marine Resources

Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador and Panama study a regional plan that seeks to coordinate actions to better utilize coastal marine resources.

The regional plan would mark a new stage in relations between the neighboring countries that share the Pacific Ocean on its eastern side, detailed the National Environmental Authority of Panama (ANAM) in a statement.

The actions taken in this initiative were the focus of Tuesday’s meeting between the general manager of the ANAM, Silvano Vergara, and the administrator of the Aquatic Resources Authority of Panama (ARAP), Giovanni Lauri, with the Deputy Minister of Environment of Costa Rica, Ana Lorena Guevara.

The proposal includes components that contemplate conservation, sustainable use, navigation and safety.

According to the statement, Costa Rica and Colombia have already advanced into a bi-national plan similar, where you work with a larger project that the notion of “Seascape”, and has been invited to Ecuador and Panama to be part of it.

According to the deputy minister Guevara, the four countries have a geographic area of interest in the eastern Pacific, including social, security, action against drugs and zoning.

The initiative would involve a regional agreement, a technician in a first phase, which would share information, learn about experiences of individual countries planning and policy actions to acquire a formal course, which would be signed at the presidential level.

The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
San Jose Costa Rica

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