The people of Kiribati depend on the marine resources as their main source of food and national economy. Given that Kiribati holds one of the largest EEZ among the Pacific Islands, the interest to sustain and increase the production of marine resources has become one of the key priority areas to maximize food security and to minimize the people’s vulnerability from the effects of Climate Change that have potential
impacts to other supplementary source of food. The AMAT has set key indicators that determines the status, condition and the trend of how the marine resources, the habitats, and ecosystems has declined or increased in the past years to date. The identified indicators also signify the performance of how information and data are obtained from the relevant sectors in relation to the Marine thematic area.