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.



Training in invertebrate resource surveys for Tonga officers

kalo3Tonga’s Department of Fisheries has been benefiting from technical assistance provided by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC). Under the SciCOFish (Scientific Support for the Management of Coastal and Oceanic Fisheries in the Pacific Islands Region) project, the local staff has received field training in Tonga, and will undertake attachments in Noumea and produce reports. Kalo Pakoa, Reef Fisheries Scientist (Invertebrates) conducted the training from 6 to 19 November 2010 in Vava’u Group, Tonga.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2011 16:16
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Capacity building on data analysis for national finfish monitoring

 

fishfsmFollowing the underwater visual census (UVC) training in Pohnpei, the Fisheries and Aquaculture Officer from Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Mr. Itaia Fred, came to SPC headquarters in Noumea, on a short term attachment training. He brought with him all important relevant information and available data on the country’s fisheries, including the Pohnpei 2010 marine aquarium resource survey data to work on.

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Training Fisheries Observers in Biological Sampling

 

malo1From October the 25th to 29th 2010, 15 fisheries observers have been trained to acquire the skills necessary to collect biological samples from Skipjack, Yellowfin, Bigeye and Albacore tunas and report on tag recoveries onboard purse seiners.

 

The Oceanic Fisheries Programme of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has been implementing tagging and biological sampling programs to improve the accuracy and precision of assessments of tuna stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean to ensure the sustainability of this vital renewable resource. 

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Fisheries overview in Timor Leste

timor_fish_1Timor Leste comprises the eastern half of the island of Timor; the island of Atauro and the Oecussi enclave on the north coast of Indonesian West Timor. The north coast of the main island is characterized by a narrow fringing reef, dropping off sharply into deep water.

 

Most of the catches in this area comprise small pelagics – round scad, sardines, juvenile tunas – caught mainly with nets around FADs (Fish Aggregating Devices) and with light attraction. Fishers deploy their own FADs using bamboo ‘payao’ style rafts. Some catches of reef fish are also seen on the market in Dili, however.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2011 16:14
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