Author: Tim Pickering, Anju Mangal, Ken Cokanasiga
Keywords: OIE, WAHIS, Disease Reporting, PICTs
Abstract :Pacific Island countries can look forward to continuing to export marine ornamental products to the European Union (EU) conditional on improving their reporting on the status of animal and aquatic health in the region to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). This lack of animal health reporting capacity has become a specific trade facilitation issue affecting the Pacific region’s export trade in ornamental aquatic species worth approximately USD 20 million annually
Authors: Ben Ponia
Title: A review of aquaculture in the Pacific Islands 1998-2007
Date : 2010
Keywords: Aquaculture review, statistics, production volumes, aquaculture values
Abstract: A provisional desktop review of aquaculture in the Pacific was carried out by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) on behalf of its 22 Pacific Island member countries and territories in order to bridge an information gap. During the period 1998 to 2007 a peak value of USD 222 million was recorded in 1999 and in 2005, associated with high levels of pearl and shrimp respectively. The maximum volume was 6,900 metric tonnes (t) in 2005. In 2007 the region's production was worth USD 211 million and volume was 5,300 t. Aquaculture has an important role in diversifying trade, increasing capacity for fisheries production, and contributing to rural development. One of the immediate challenges to overcome is to provide a suitable investment climate for private enterprises.
Title: Vavau pearl shell jewelry workshop report
Date : June 2008
Keywords: Pearl shell carving, Jewelry making, Tonga
Abstract: In May 2008, master carver Tokerau Jim from Rarotonga Cook Islands was sent to Vavau, Tonga to train local handicraft makers to make jewelery with pearl oyster shells, namely Pteria penguin shells. This report describes the achievements of this workshop and is well illustrated with pictures.
Authors: Emmanuel Malpot, Antoine Teitelbaum, Koroa Raumea, Richard Story
Title: Preliminary assessment of the potential for post-larval fish capture and culture Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Date : May 2008
Keywords: PCC, Cook Islands, aquarium fish, food fish
Abstract: Between November 2007 and March 2008, a project aiming to assess the potential of Aitutaki (Cook Islands) for post-larval capture and culture (PCC) was coordinated by SPCâ€™s Aquaculture Section, involving the Ministry of Marine Resources (MMR) of the Cook Islands and the Service de la PÃªche (SPE) of French Polynesia. The projectâ€™s main objectives were to (1) assess the potential for PCC applications in the Cook Islands and eventually propose guidelines for a viable development of PCC in the country, and (2) to train MMR technicians in all aspects of PCC techniques.
Authors: Antoine Teitelbaum
Title: Kiribati pearl oyster products jewelry making workshop report
Date : June 2007
Keywords: pearl farming development, jewelery workshopAbstract: It was proposed that pearl pieces accumulated through past project activities will be utilized in a one week long jewelry workshop supported by funds provided under the ACIAR Kiribati Black Pearl project. SPC and JCU organized this workshop along with local Kiribati counterparts from the MFMRD