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Project funded by The SciCOFish project provides a reliable and improved scientific basis for management and decision making in oceanic and coastal fisheries, giving P-ACP countries the means to develop efficient management measures, the skills to monitor their effectiveness, and some important tools to combat IUU fishing on the high seas.The SciCOFish project provides a reliable and improved scientific basis for management and decision making in oceanic and coastal fisheries, giving P-ACP countries the means to develop efficient management measures, the skills to monitor their effectiveness, and some important tools to combat IUU fishing on the high seas.

The oceanic activities provide scientific support for new tuna management initiatives adopted by P-ACPs at a critical time for conservation of the stocks, in particular, intensive observer training and enhancement of national fishing activity databases.The coastal activities are focused on projects combining an urgent resource management issue with a strong local capability to address the issue and maintain a long-term programme.



Koror’s Happy Fish Market

palau1Lora, Alfred and seven other colleagues are getting up early so they won’t miss the fishers’ arrival. Everyone on the team shows up to gather information on the groupers, parrotfish or snappers brought in from the lagoon last night: they identify the species and take quick measurements since the buyers are already waiting and the Happy Fish Market is bustling with activity. And it’s not a few researchers who are going to disturb the busy routine of the fish mongers and their customers at this facility with such a friendly name.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 January 2015 09:30
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Purse-seine fish ID cards for Pacific Islands Regional Fisheries Observers (PIRFO)

idcardsThese identification cards have been produced to help with the identification of fish species encountered by Fisheries Observers while onboard commercial tuna purse seiners that fish in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO). The species included in these cards are the ones commonly recorded by observers on tuna purse seine vessels operating in the WCPO.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 09:39
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Regional Co-operation Goes Hand-in-Hand with Sustainable Fisheries

 

photo3The Pacific Heads of Fisheries, meeting in Samoa, have reviewed and given directions for the Devfish2* and SciCOFish** projects’ final years of operation.

 

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) provides support to the fisheries sector through these EU-funded projects that are benefitting fishing communities, industry bodies, national government departments and the region as a whole.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014 15:12
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Sea cucumbers: a response to the poor status of stocks in the Pacific

SPC is issuing a series of country reports for the Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu covering the status of sea cucumber resources and related management recommendations. While these coastal invertebrates are generally in decline, the situation in each country calls for specific recommendations.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 09:13
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