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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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Spin and casting fishing action in the far north of New Caledonia

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A new 3-minute video clip to promote sport fishing in the pristine waters of New Caledonia's extreme north. SPC is promoting sport fishing tourism as an economic activity with good potential for remote places, where it is hard to make an income. Using catch and release techniques, this activity has almost no impact on the resource.

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Marine learning kits coming to the classroom

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The kits were developed by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community in partnership with the Cook Islands Ministry of Education and  Ministry of Marine Resources.  
During a handover ceremony on 24 October, Education and Marine Resources Minister Mona Ioane emphasised the importance of incorporating marine-related issues into the school curriculum for students of all ages.
“Making sure that our oceans and fisheries are healthy and sustainable into the future is crucial for all Cook Islanders,” he said. “Let’s teach our children why, and the role that they can play to conserve what we have for generations to come.”

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SPC Fisheries Newsletter #144

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The table of contents for this issue reveals a theme that is very common to fisheries: a mix of hope and worry. Most articles fall into the hope category, and are related to development, with titles including words such as “new”, “improved”, “successful”, “creating”, “promising” and “project”. But other article titles make use of words such as “burning”, “yellow card”, “microplastics” and “hot issues”, a reminder that fisheries stories are not all good news.

These articles reflect a challenge that government bodies and agencies involved in fisheries constantly face: finding the right balance between development and management efforts...

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Women in Fisheries #25

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In the first article, Moses Amos, the new Director of SPC’s Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems (FAME) Division, outlines his vision for women in fisheries. As FAME’s leader, he has opportunities to provide a platform both for discussion of gender issues in fisheries and aquaculture and for development of new initiatives.

In the second article, Meryl Williams reviews work done at SPC during the last 25 years on women in fisheries. Her article, “Twenty-five issues of the Women in Fisheries Information Bulletin: The story within the story of 25 years of women in fisheries at SPC”, highlights the origins and progress of the Bulletin and the support given by SPC and donors...

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