The Marine Parks and Reserves Unit was established under the Marine Parks and Reserves (MPRU) Act 29 of 1994. The MPRU is
Managed by the Board of Trustees whose role among other things is to oversee management of marine parks and reserves operating under auspice
of MPRU, formulating policies on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and related facilities, and advise the responsible Minister
(currently the Minister for Livestock and Fisheries Development) on approval, revision and amendment of general management plan of any Marine
Parks including other legislative matters pertaining to the conservation and Management of Coastal and Marine resources.