“Honestly, I can't get enough of it. Everyone else goes and sleeps in their bunks and I sleep out on the fish box. It's my favorite place.“

Hello from the Pacific tuna taggers!

Photo credit: SPC/Chris Stoehr By Giulia Anderson SPC scientist, on board of the Gutsy Lady 4 Napo'opo'o native, Giulia Anderson, is SPC fisheries molecular geneticist embarked on the 2021 6-week research expedition to monitor the health of world’s…

The on-board diary of Pacific Tuna taggers : the first days

Image: Preparation of fishing lures My name is Giulia, I’m a fish molecular geneticist, working at the Pacific Community and this is my second time onboard the Pacific tropical tuna tag cruise to monitor the health of the region’s stocks. Last year, I…

Fisheries Story: Fat is a sign of good health for Tuna

Do you know what a Fatmeter is? It is an electronic device to measure the amount of fat present. It has been used over the past 10 years by the SPC Fisheries scientist team to measure fat content in individual tuna. Simple and quick, the scientist just…

Fisheries Story: 792 biological samples sent to SPC to monitor the tuna stocks in the region

Allan, a Filipino observer, just landed last week in General Santos after few months onboard a vessel: 132 individual fish were examined, from which he collected a total of 792 biological samples! These samples will be sent to SPC to determine the age,…

SPC Tuna Tagging

The 2020 Pacific Tuna tagging success relies on Fishing industry and Technology sector collaboration

The Pacific Community (SPC) has just completed a critical expedition to monitor the health of the world's largest tuna fishery in the Western and Central Pacific. The success of the expedition was largely due to increased support provided by the fishing…

L’étude des thons du Pacifique se poursuit

Image : Les différentes campagnes menées depuis 2006 ont permis de marquer 450 000 spécimens. Cet article, originalement publié dans le marin, a été reposté ici avec permission. Le covid-19 n’aura pas raison du programme de marquage de thons mené par la…

Tuna tagging helps Pacific islands face uncertain future

    This story originally appeared on the World Ocean Initiative website, it has been reposted here with permission  

11 September, 2020 - Giulia's Tuna Tagging Adventure Continues

Now at the halfway point of the 2020 Pacific Tuna Tagging expedition, Giulia Anderson reports on their progress as they chase schools of tuna across the vast waters of Kiribati's EEZ and the Phoenix Islands Protected Area.   As an early career scientist…
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