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.



 

Jorge contributes to the Tuna Tagging Programme

tt_posterHello Oceanic Fisheries Programme, I found a yellow tag on a tuna which has the number P-163393. The tuna has a fork length of 65 cm. Where: Pacific Ocean, North of  Majuro 172°E 10°N. When: About the end of July. The tuna was caught by vessel purse seiner Maragarita.” 

 Jorge works on a purse-seiner and during his last trip at sea, when he was brailing, he saw a tuna with a yellow tag.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 November 2012 09:36
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Sharing climate change data in the Pacific region

The annual Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing (GIS/RS) Users Conference took place in Fiji Islands from 23 to 26 of November. It brought together practitioners of GIS/RS from Pacific Island countries and territories, the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the University of the South Pacific (USP) as well as GIS/RS software and services and global positioning system (GPS) equipment companies.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 November 2012 09:36
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Is trochus ready for exploitation in Tonga?

kalo2In the coming years, the Tonga Department of Fisheries would like to determine whether the country’s trochus resource is ready for exploitation. To be able to answer this question, a series of countrywide surveys on the trochus resource must be conducted. To undertake these surveys, the Tonga Department of Fisheries team needs to be trained on the standardised invertebrate survey methods being promoted by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2011 16:14
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Can the sea cucumber resource support the next open season in Tonga?

kalo1The sea cucumber fishery has been the most lucrative fishery in Tonga for the past three years. It contributes significantly to community income and export earnings for the country. The sea cucumber fishery was re-opened in 2008 after a 10-year ban. Established in 1997, the ban was put in place to allow the resource to recover, after it was demonstrated that the resource had been heavily overexploited in the early 1990s.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2011 16:15
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