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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 Address Book 2015

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The SPC Fisheries Address Book contains more than 1700 contacts, related to fisheries, mostly, but not only, from the Pacific Islands Region. The list of contacts is updated every year by the Information Section of the SPC's Division of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems.

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Five new reports on the effescts of climate change on coastal fisheries


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Considering the concerns of climate change and its impacts on coastal fisheries resources, SPC is implementing the ‘Monitoring the Vulnerability and Adaptation of Coastal Fisheries to Climate Change’ project. This project aims to assist Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) to determine whether changes are occurring in the productivity of coastal fisheries and, if changes are found, to identify the extent to which such changes could be due to climate change, as opposed to other causative factors.

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Beche-de-Mer Information Bulletin #35

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The first paper is by Marc Léopold, who presents a spatial management strategy developed in Vanuatu and New Caledonia. This study provides interesting results on the type of approach to be developed to allow regeneration of sea cucumber resources and better management of small associated fisheries.

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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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