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About SPC's Coastal Fisheries Programme (CFP)

The Coastal Fisheries Programme (CFP) is one of two programmes that make up the Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystem (FAME) Division of SPC, the other one being the Oceanic Fisheries Programme. The CFP’s goal is: “coastal fisheries, nearshore fisheries and aquaculture in Pacific Island Countries and Territories are managed and developed sustainably”. The CFP is made up of three sections: Aquaculture, Nearshore Fisheries Development and Coastal Fisheries Science and Management.

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SPC Fisheries Newsletter #145

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Three articles in this issue are related to sharks. Not surprising as the critical status of many coastal and oceanic shark populations definitely calls for attention... and action.

First, Shelton Harley reports about a recent SPC study showing that some tuna longline boats operating in the equatorial Pacific Ocean were specifically targeting sharks by adding shark lines to their fishing gear...

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Workshop on the future of coastal/inshore fsheries management

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From 3 to 6 March 2015, 100+ participants are expected at SPC headquarters in Noumea for a Workshop that will focus on the role of communities in coastal fisheries managementand how that and efforts at all levels can support greater impact at scale to achieve national systems of resource management for future food security and livelihoods.

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Ninth Heads of Fisheries Meeting

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The 9th SPC Heads of Fisheries Meeting (HOF) will take place from 9 to 12 March at SPC headquarters. HOF provides technical oversight of all SPC work in the field of fisheries and aquaculture, as well as an opportunity to discuss in detail tapies of special interest. lt covers both of SPC's Fisheries Programmes: Oceanic and Coastal.

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Traditional Marine Resource Management and Knowledge Information Bulletin #34

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In the first paper, “Is community-based fisheries management realising multiple objectives? Examining evidence from the literature”, Philippa Cohen and her co-authors examine locally managed marine areas (LMMAs). They review the literature on LMMAs from throughout the Pacific Islands region to determine their effectiveness.  The authors find that LMMAs are often used to improve the long-term sustainability of fisheries, but that they are also implemented to achieve seven other overarching and interlinked objectives...

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