UN Ocean Conference 2025 (UNOC 2025)

The Assembly adopted by consensus the draft resolution “2025 United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”,…

Sixteenth Heads of Fisheries meeting (HoF16)

​The Pacific Community (SPC)'s Heads of Fisheries meeting provides oversight of all SPC's work in the field of fisheries and aquaculture, as well as an opportunity to discuss relevant topics of regional interest. It covers SPC's Oceanic and Coastal…

18th Tuna Data Workshop (TDW)

​​The regional Tuna Data Workshop (TDW) is conducted on an annual basis for SPC member countries to enhance their scientific tuna monitoring and data management capacity, and satisfy their data reporting obligations to the Western and Central Pacific…

Data collectors in French Polynesia: Vaiana Joufoques, a committed enthusiast

An interview reveals the challenging and fascinating work of data collectors in French Polynesia, shedding light on the inspiring journey of Vaiana Joufoques.

2024 Ocean Decade Conference

Fisheries Newsletter #172

Photo: Beached buoys, Wallis coast ©Seylala Stéphanie Goepfert Fisheries Newsletter Number 172 (September - December 2023) Produced by the Pacific Community, Division of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems, Information Section, BP D5, 98848…

World Ocean's Day 2024

World Tuna Day 2024

The Pacific Community is deploying for the first time recycled satellite buoys from drifting FADs

In a groundbreaking action to combat marine pollution, the Pacific Community (SPC) announces the inaugural deployment of recycled buoys from drifting Fish Aggregating Devices (dFADs) in their region, starting with the waters of New Caledonia. This marks…

Transforming tuna fisheries data into scientific advice: explained by Raijeli and Jemery, two of the Pacific Community's scientists.

The Western Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) Scientific Committee (SC) gathers annually, standing as one of the two pillars supporting the annual assembly of the WCPFC  in December. As at its first meeting in 2005, the SC continues to deliver…
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