The Aquatic Resources Authority of Panama (ARAP) was created in November 23, 2006 (Ley 44 del 2006 G.O. 25680) to unify the various responsibilities for coastal and marine ecosystem resources, aquaculture, fishing and related activities of public administration. ARAP is the Authority that has to ensure compliance and law enforcement and regulations concerning aquatic resources and national policies on fisheries and aquaculture.
ARAP’s competency areas include:
- Fisheries: Industrial, Artisanal Coastal and Lakeside
- Aquaculture - Mariculture
- Integrated Management of Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Resources
- Conservation of Aquatic Life
- Mangroves, coral reefs and other marine ecosystems
- Related Activities
Its Mission is to ensure the development of a productive and social culture of the Aquatic Resources in a sustainable way in harmony with the environment to improve the quality of life of the inhabitants of the Republic of Panama.
Its vision is being competitive in sustainable development and management of aquatic resources in national and international markets.
Last Updated: 6 January 2015