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.


Two new fish posters for Palau


Two posters showing close to a 100 different fish species have been produced for Palau by FAME's Information Section in collaboration of Palau Bureau of Marine Resources. The first poster is dedicated to reef fish species, while the second one concentrates on coastal and oceanic pelagic species, as well as deep botom snappers and associated species. For each species, the scientific, English and Palauan names are given. The posters will be mostly used for educational and awareness purposes in Palau.

See poster 1 (2.5 Mb) and poster 2 (2.5 Mb)

SPC Fisheries Newsletter #146



In the Pacific Island region, it is estimated that: 1) coastal fisheries resources provide the primary or secondary source of income for up to 50 per cent of households and 50–90 per cent of the animal-sourced protein consumed; 2) most coastal fish and invertebrate resources – at least all those accessible to coastal communities – are over-exploited or exploited to their limits; and 3) the population of many Pacific Island countries is growing rapidly and consequently the need for proteins is also growing.


SPC Fisheries Address Book 2015


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.








New reports on the effects of climate change


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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