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.


SPC Beche-de-mer Information Bulletin #37


This 37th issue of the SPC Beche-de-mer Information Bulletin has 23 original articles and reports on the biodiversity, fisheries, aquaculture and trade of sea cucumbers in various regions, including Papua New Guinea, Philippines, China, Brazil and Nicaragua; sea cucumber symbionts; the reproduction of some sea cucumber species; and the development of methods to better study and rear them. New in situ observations are also included in this issue, along with communications about upcoming conferences, and PhD dissertations that were completed this year.


Vanuatu National Fisheries Sector Policy 2016-2031

The Vanuatu National Fisheries Sector Policy 2016–2031 is the umbrella visionary document of the Republic of Vanuatu, in which the Ministry responsible for Fisheries and its partners takes charge in delivering assistance to support the fisheries sector to achieve its target activities over the next 15-year period. The policy highlights priority issues in this sector and sets out a number of key strategic actions to address these challenges.


SPC Fisheries Newsletter #151


In the highlands of Monsavu, in the centre of Viti Levu, Fiji, the people of Rewasau have almost no access to reef fish because of the remoteness and inaccessibility of their village. However, an industrious group of women have set up small tilapia farms, and they use the fish not only to put food on village tables, but also to pay for services, because, as Tim Pickering explains, ‘… fish is a much sought-after source of protein for people in the highlands’


SPC Fisheries Address Book 2017


The SPC Fisheries Address Book is published annually with more than 1500 addresses listed for some 50 countries and territories, each chapter corresponding to an island country or territory includes a map and the surface area of the country or territory’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

The paper copy, published annually, will soon be distributed across the Pacific Islands region; the online version is regularly updated.




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