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…

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…

COVID-19 crisis: Tuna Data Workshop successfully transitions to a virtual setting

With the COVID-19 crisis, the Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems (FAME) division of the Pacific Community (SPC) had to find new ways to help countries estimate and submit their annual tuna catch data. Data collection is fundamental for tuna…

Healthy tuna stocks in the Pacific pave the way for strategic sustainable fisheries management

The results of the latest tuna stock status assessments, announced this week during the 16th Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meeting in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, highlight that the four key tuna stocks in the western and…

Ground-breaking science at the 15th meeting of the WCPFC Scientific Committee

Representatives from countries across and beyond the Pacific met this August in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia for the 15th Regular Session of the Scientific Committee (SC) of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC). At this…

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An albacore tuna is injected with strontium chloride, and will be tagged with a white mark. (image: Ashley Williams)

Pacific Island Countries and Territories adapting to Climate Change in Tuna Fisheries

In the Pacific Islands region, tunas are important for coastal communities’ food security. The predicted massive change in their distribution, a consequence of climate change, will impact these communities. Selling skipjack tuna by the roadside, Tarawa,…

What do tuna eat?

A young intern female scientist from New Caledonia, Pauline Machful, spent six month at the Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystem (FAME) Division and the Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability (CCES) Programme of the Pacific Community (SPC…
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