SciCOFish results

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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.



A new online tool to assist fisheries authorities

exportdtb1A new online tool has been developed by SPC to facilitate management of export of fish and other marine products. The tool aids interactions between fisheries authorities in SPC member countries and territories and private export companies, as well as storing and managing data on exports.

 

Franck Magron, SPC’s Reef Fisheries Information Manager, designed and developed the interactive database over several months. He launched it recently in Vanuatu, where he presented and demonstrated it to staff of the Fisheries Department and aquarium fish trade exporters. It was enthusiastically received.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 November 2012 09:35
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Support to Solomon Islands national basic fisheries observer course

honiaraptThe 4 weeks course, from 30 May to 24 June 2011, was held at the Solomon Islands Archive Center with 15 trainees, 3 trainee trainers and several trainers and facilitors from FFA (Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency), SPC (Secretariat of the Pacific Community) and NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service Hawaii).

  

There were over 400 applications received for this course and they were screened and narrowed down to 50 applicants before they sat the pre-selection test conducted by Fisheries department.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014 08:37
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Community supports stronger sea cucumber resource management in Vanuatu

Jayvenn_smallA recent three-week training course on sea cucumber resources assessment in the Maskelyne Islands, south of Malekula Island in Vanuatu ended with positive outcomes. In a closing ceremony organised by the community of Peskarus on 13 June, Chief Gren Obediah thanked the team, Vanuatu Fisheries and SPC for undertaking the training in his area and enabling his people to better understand their resources.

Leaders from three other communities who were also present at the closing expressed their support for the current ban on harvesting sea cucumbers and for maintaining control by the national government in the future.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 November 2012 09:39
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Pacific women in fisheries science and management

gender_reportSix month ago Patricia Tuara and Kelvin Passfield worked on the gender objective of the SciCOFish project to increase the benefits from the fisheries sector for women by women’s higher participation in different areas of oceanic and coastal fisheries science and management (see article).

 

The report of their study is now available, as well as a brochure presenting the main outcomes and the proposals of interventions to make a career in fisheries more accessible to women.

 

For more information please contact, Anne Lefeuvre, SciCOFish Administration and Communication Officer.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 November 2012 09:38
 
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