Venezuela to Intensify Marine Protection Efforts

Venezuela will deepen efforts to recuperate marine and coastal areas to guarantee environmental sustainability and the protection of natural resources.

Various new actions will be undertaken by working groups with the participation of local communities in the coastal regions of the country in order to advance economic development and food security in a context of environmental protection.

In 2009, Venezuela became the first country in the world to ban the destructive practice of trawl fishing.

An integral cooperation agreement signed by Venezuela and Cuba in 2008 led to the creation of a national Plan for Integral Management of Coastal Areas, a Glossary of Terms for Environmental Planning and Management, and reports on the impact of climate change on marine areas.

In 2012, the Environment Ministry worked on issues related to the Sustainable Management of Sandy Beaches and the Demarcation of Public Spaces in coordination with other government institutions and specialists.

These environmental initiatives are part of broader efforts to contribute to the protection of ecosystems in Venezuela.

Source | Press-Venezuelan Embassy to the U.S.