As Adopted by the Government of Curaçao.


  1. Plan with the goal of sustainable, profitable, and enjoyable use of ocean resources, for next year and for future generations.
  2. Plan with a focus on increasing fisheries’ catches and preserving traditional uses of coastal areas.
  3. Plan with the premise that a zoning plan that is well supported by the community will result in higher voluntary compliance.
  4. Plan with consideration of maximizing ease of enforcement, including gear-based fisheries management and design of zone boundaries based on known landmarks, where possible.
  5. Plan with an understanding of the necessity for strong legal support for enforcement, including for prosecuting and penalizing infractions.
  6. Plan with an aim of long-term financial independence and viability of implementation.
  7. Plan with the awareness that revisions and adjustments may be needed over time to maximize effectiveness.