The Public is hereby advised that the Manihiki Lagoon Clean-Up Project will begin in February 2017. Raymond Newnham of Ora Moana Ltd is the Project Manager for this work, with Pacific Divers Ltd contracted for the lagoon clean up.
The farms on the list below have not renewed their permits and have been deemed abandoned by the Manihiki Island Government. All materials, lines and other equipment from the farms listed below that are still in the lagoon will be removed during the course of a five-month lagoon clean up activity, scheduled to commence on the 7th of February 2017.
The following table is a list of the first non-active pearl farms where work will be carried out. Other abandoned farms may be added as the work progresses.
Any farmer on the list, who wishes to raise any concerns with regards to the project may do so in writing and addressed to:
Manihiki Island Government
Telephone: +682 43103 or +682 43137
Ms. Ngamata Napara
Mayor, Manihiki Island Government