SPC Director-General meets French Minister

Paris, 17 September 2014

CT-GPLFrance’s Minister for Overseas, Madame George Pau-Langevin, this week hosted a working lunch for the Director-General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Dr Colin Tukuitonga. The event gave the Minister an opportunity to reaffirm French support for this international development organisation, which has had its headquarters in New Caledonia for more than 65 years.

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President of New Caledonian Government visits SPC

Thursday 11 September 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Nouméa, New Caledonia

C.Ligeard-Colin.TThe Secretariat of the Pacific Community today had the pleasure of hosting Mme Cynthia Ligeard, President of the Government of New Caledonia, who visited the Organisation’s Headquarters for a working session with SPC Senior Management.

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The best way to protect heavily depleted shark populations? Stop trying to catch them!

Friday 12 September 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Noumea

silky_sharkIt was previously thought that the two heavily depleted pelagic sharks in the Western and Central Pacific, the silky and the oceanic whitetip, were victims of unintended bycatch, but a startling new study from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) shows that sharks are actually being specifically targeted by some tuna longline boats operating in the equatorial Pacific Ocean.

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Aquatic and marine science information meeting: 14–18 September 2014

iamslic_logoThe 40th IAMSLIC (International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers) Conference and 2nd PIRG (Pacific Islands Regional Group) Meeting will be held at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community headquarters, Noumea, New Caledonia, from 14 to 18 September 2014. The theme of the conference, which is hosted by the Pacific Islands Regional Group of IAMSLIC, is – Forty years of sailing: connecting islands in a digital world.

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