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.


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.


A small-scale vessel registration system for PICTs


A new publication summarises the findings of a two-month consultancy on small-scale fishing vessel (ssfv) registration in PICTs. SSFVs are recognised as major contributors to national food security and improving the availability of such information is an important goal. Registration can also help guide policy on food security, improve artisanal fisheries management, and gain better support and recognition for the fishers themselves. The report outlines the challenges and documents many of the current systems. One of the main recommendations is the need for the different national sectors (fisheries, transport, sea-safety) to work together. It is hoped that this publication will help stimulate discussions between the relevant groups.


Coastal and Tuna Fishery Report Cards 2016


The Coastal Fishery Report Card provides annual high-level reporting on the current status of Pacific coastal fisheries in relation to the goals, indicators and strategies adopted in the Regional Roadmap for Sustainable Pacific Fisheries.

The Tuna Fishery Report Card provides a high-level overview of the current status of Pacific tuna fisheries in relation to key goals, indicators and strategies adopted in the Roadmap.

The 2016 Report Cards are the first to report against key indicators for each of the Roadmap result areas


Fisheries in the economies of Pacific Island countries and territories



This book contains a fisheries-oriented discussion of macroeconomics, country information on specific topics (fisheries production, contribution to GDP, etc.), a discussion of important topics across all countries (e.g. the regional significance of fisheries access fees and exports of fishery products), some important features of the benefits from fisheries that have emerged from this study, and recommendations on improving the measurement of fisheries benefits and assuring the continuity of those benefits. It provides a new baseline for assessing the value of fisheries to Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs)...


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