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 Fisheries Newsletter #152


Participants of the SPC Heads of Fisheries Meeting in March, highlighted the need to raise the profile of coastal fisheries, given their importance for food security in the Pacific Islands region, and concluded that coastal fisheries should find a higher place in the list of priorities of their governments and donor agencies. I’m not sure if it is already a side effect of this call, but the list of articles we received for this issue certainly highlights the importance and diversity of coastal fisheries-related work being done in our region.


PacFishID, a new app to identify marine species in the Pacific



SPC has just released PacFishID, a new mobile application for learning how to recognise Pacific marine fish species. Just like Tails, a catch-data collection application launched by SPC last year, this app uses technology to improve resource management.

This app was initially produced to facilitate the work of fisheries officers during market and landing surveys. But it should be useful to a far wider audience.


SPC Traditional Marine Resource Management and Knowledge Information Bulletin #38



This edition has three articles, two from Melanesia and one on Pacific Islands policies in general. The first, “Past experiences and the refinement of Vanuatu’s model for supporting community-based fisheries management,” by Jason Raubani and eight co-authors, examines co-management of marine resources using a community-based approach, as a successor to the centralised and westernised management approach used in the 1990s, which was particularly inadequate for coping with ecological, historical and cultural diversity.


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.


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