The Government of Vanuatu will be implementing national Marine Spatial Plan by 2020 and, as part of that work, is seeking to optimise the efficiency and effectiveness of existing marine and maritime compliance systems and assets and to prioritise acquisition of any new resources required. A consultant is required to facilitate this process. This work will be funded by the Italian Government.
The project will include a thorough review, in partnership with Government, of the existing maritime compliance environment in Vanuatu, recommendations of ways forward to optimise same and a strategy for implementing the recommendations. The project will also be responsible for facilitating implementation of the Government-approved Maritime Compliance Optimisation Strategy to be produced in this process.
The project will encompass consideration of all aspects of marine and maritime compliance including, but not restricted to, that to do with environment, fisheries, border control, deep sea mining, shipping, customs, tourism, coastal development, underwater cabling and ports. Compliance, here, refers to the full range of compliance activities ranging from education right through to enforcement and prosecution.