• Mbudya Marine Island, the island set on the beach resort and fishing community of Kunduchi in Dar es salaam,Tanzania

  • Beautiful in a dramatic and eye-catching way Sinda Island Dar es Salaam Marine Reserve

  • Amazing Coral reefs in Mafia Island Marine Park

  • Green turtle at Mafia Island Marine Park

  • Bongoyo Island Marine Reserve

  • Fungu Yasin Sandbar Island

    Fungu yasin Sandbar island a spectacular sand bank seen only during low tide and is devoid of vegetation

  • Shungimbili Island Marine Reserve

  • The most amazing Crab plovers in the Dar es Salaam Marine Reserves System.

  • A pristine coral garden in Mnazi Bay Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park.

  • Whale Shark (a giant fish) in Mafia Island Marine Park.

  • A group of fish found in Mafia Island Marine Park

  • Coelacanth (a living fossil fish) in Tanga Coelacanth Marine Park.

Welcome to Marine Parks and Reserves Unit

Message from Minister Of Livestock and Fisheries

Hon. Mashimba Mashauri Ndaki (MP) Minister of Livestock and Fisheries

This is another opportunity to our institution to have the chance to flag Tanzania for her tourism value and making our stakeholders to know Marine Parks and Reserves efforts in the conservation stewardship for coastal and marine resources. Tanzania is endowed with a wide range of natural resources both fauna and flora placed in its terrestrial and aquatic resources base which includes well managed terrestrial and marine national parks and reserves.

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About Marine Parks and Reserves

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 Of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries) 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.

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