EEZ Management Plan for the Dutch Caribbean


The plan sets out the joint cooperative management of the EEZ waters of the Dutch Caribbean islands through an MoU establishing a committee for the coopreative management of the marine biodiversity and fisheries of the waters of the Dutch Caribbean islands

Additional remarks: 

The plan is available here:

Category of best practice: 

Biodiversity management (e.g. conservation ex situ and in situ, sustainable use and exploitation, rehabilitation, management of invasive species, pollutants, pesticides)
Governance and policies (e.g. interactions science/societies, regulations, decision-makers, networks, international collaborations)

Criteria used to define the best practice: 

Significant contribution to preservation of biodiversity and ecological effectiveness
Provision of further environmental and socio-economic benefits
Applicability/transferability to other regions
Sustainability of projects (i.e. projects remain beyond the given funding)
Adaptive management of biodiversity (allowing to cope with change of environmental conditions, e.g. climate change in time)
Good governance (involve relevant stakeholders and integrate different interests and perspectives and needs in part from local stakeholders)


Ministry of Economic Affairs - National Office Caribbean Netherlands (National Government of the Netherlands)

Contact details: 

Paul Hoetjes ( - Policy coordinator nature

Geographic region: 



Aruba, Bonaire, CuraƧao, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten