Competition between local & industrial fishers hots up in Pacific

Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) headquarters, Noumea, New Caledonia

Increased competition for tuna is causing tension between local fishers and industrial vessels in some Pacific Islands, and the Heads of Pacific Island Fisheries Departments have tasked the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) to examine the issue.

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Rural communities reap benefits from coconuts

Creating income-generating opportunities for rural people in Samoa is at the heart of an initiative that engages small-scale famers to produce virgin coconut oil for export.

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SPC enhances knowledge of Tonga stakeholders on the rights of people with disability

Friday 2 August 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji

A 3-day national consultation on the rights of persons with disabilities organised by the Tonga Ministry of Health and Department of Women’s Affairs (Ministry of Internal Affairs) in partnership with Naunau’o e’Alamaite Tonga Association Incorporated, Tonga Red Cross and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community Regional Rights Resource Team (SPC RRRT) is concluding today in Nukualofa, Tonga. The consultation participants are calling for stronger commitment and recognition of the rights of persons with disabilities.

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‘Giant squid astern!’ Protein-packed squid show promise in Cook Islands

The first trials seeking to catch giant squid off Aitutaki in Cook Islands netted a haul of four diamondback squids and a neon flying squid after the first nine fishing lines were cast last Saturday (27 July 2013).

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