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.


Women in Fisheries Information Bulletin #27

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In this issue, the first article relates to the Fijian supply chain and marketing of the seagrapes, Caulerpa racemosa. The authors, Cherie Morris and Shirleen Bala, describe the harvesting and marketing sites for Caulerpa. Approximately 70% of the crop is from the Yasawa Islands in the Western Division. It is sold in a number of urban markets, with the main municipal market located in Suva. Caulerpa is sold by portion (heaps), at prices ranging from FJD 2.00–4.00 (≈ USD 1.00–2.00) per heap, the weight of which ranges from 250–300 grams..


Traditional Information Bulletin #37


This 37th edition of the SPC Traditional Marine Resource Management and Knowledge Information Bulletin contains four contributions, all of which concern Melanesia. The first, “Spreading community-based resource management: Testing the “lite-touch” approach in Solomon Islands”, was prepared by Grace Orirana and five co-authors. In Solomon Islands, community-based resource management (CBRM) is a main strategy for marine conservation and managing coastal fisheries, although most communities do not yet implement CBRM.


Fisheries Newsletter #150


Our fisheries programme was established in 1954, two years after hosting the first Fisheries Conference in Noumea in 1952 and six years after SPC itself was founded in 1947. Since then, the development of both SPC’s fisheries programmes and the Fisheries Newsletter has reflected the fundamental economic and cultural significance of this sector to Pacific Island people. Two feature articles in this 150th edition trace the evolution of SPC’s Coastal and Oceanic Fisheries Programmes, which are now the two main programmes of FAME.


Identification guide to the common coastal food fishes of the Pacific Islands region



This identification guide has been produced by SPC to assist fisheries officers with the identification of the common coastal food fishes encountered in catches or during market surveys. The guide contains approximately 320 of the most commonly targeted coastal sharks, rays and bony fishes in the Pacific Islands region. Catches of coastal finfish in the Pacific Island countries and territories are typically characterised by a wide variety of species from many different taxonomic families.


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