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Number 114 (July–September 2005)

Produced by the Information Section, Marine Resources Division, SPC, B.P. D5, 98848 Noumea Cedex, New Caledonia. Fax: (687) 263818.

Produced with financial assistance from France, Australia and New Zealand

Editorial

 

Welcome to this issue of the Fisheries Newsletter. During this quarter, the first regular session of the Scientific Committee of the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) was held at SPC headquarters. The new Commission was established by the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the WCPO. The objective of the Convention is to ensure, through effective management, the long-term conservation and sustainable use of highly migratory fish stocks in the WCPO. Readers will find in this issue an overview of the tuna fisheries in the WCPO in 2004.

The new EU-funded Development of Tuna Fisheries in Pacific-ACP countries has started with the recruitment of Mr Jonathan Manieva. a citizen of Papua New Guinea. Jonathan's main task will be to assist in the establishment or enhancement of tuna fisheries associations in the 14 Pacific ACP countries.

Jean-Paul Gaudechoux
Fisheries Information Adviser

In this issue

SPC ACTIVITIES
  First regular session of the WCPFC Scientific Committee
  New Coastal Fisheries Programme Manager appointed
Fisheries Development Section

• DEVFish (Development of Tuna Fisheries in Pacific ACP Countries) Project commences
• First Scientific Committee for the new Western and Central Pacific Fishery Commission
• Technical assistance provided to Nauru
• Tuna longline bycatch meetings
• Training course on managing vessel condition and certification
Technical assistance provided to Niue
• Technical assistance provided to the National Fisheries College in Kavieng, PNG
• Update on publications

Aquaculture Section

• Training workshop in aquacultural economics and marketing
• Development of commercial and farm-made feeds for tilapia and Macrobrachium in PNG and Fiji
• SPC joins INGA - an international genetics network organisation
• Tilapia farming manuals completed
• Consultancy to review tilapia control techniques completed
• Nauru aquaculture development plan
• Model import risk analysis (IRA) framework developed for the Pacific Islands

Reef Fisheries Observatory

• Towards a regional reef fisheries data repository

NEWS FROM IN AND AROUND THE REGION
Seaweed yields new coumpounds with pharmaceutical potential
More on eating more fish
Pacific Marine Educators Conference
Ocean invaders in deep time
Study finds government advisories on fish consumption and mercury may do more harm than good
FEATURE ARTICLES
Diet of four tuna spcies of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, Valérie Allain (pdf: )
Development of commercial and farm-made feeds for tilapia and Macrobrachium in Papua New Guinea and Fiji, Satya Nandlal (pdf: )

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