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Fisheries story: Fishing techniques - Trolling

This fishing technique is trolling. It is the most widespread fishing method to target nearshore pelagic fish in most of the Pacific islands. It is practiced from canoes, outboard and inboard powered boats by subsistence, artisanal, commercial,…

Stat of the week: Protein contained in fish and seafood consumed in the Pacific

Photo credit: Francisco Blaha Fish is one of the main sources of dietary protein in the Pacific. Raw yellowfin tuna flesh contains 24.4g of protein per 100g. Are you interested to know how much protein is contained in other fish and seafood consumed in…

Fisheries story: First leadership training for regional aquaculture enterprises

The Pacific Community (SPC), through the Sustainable Pacific Aquaculture Development Project (PacAqua), worked with Megan Streeter, lead trainer, to deliver a first-of-its-kind training on leadership targeted at regional aquaculture enterprises. The…

SPC Fisheries Address Book 2021

SPC Fisheries Address Book 2021 The SPC Fisheries Address Book contains more than 1500 individual contacts of fisheries-related people, mainly from the Pacific Islands Region, but also from other parts of the world. For each Pacific Island country or…

RTMCF #4 (last day)

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Fisheries Story: Gathering data to analyse how effective the anchored FADs are for fishers’ livelihoods

This week, these Coastal Fisheries Data Collectors from Kadavu, Fij, boarded a ferry to meet SPC's colleagues in Suva, to receive new tablets. They will use them to continue collecting data related to their artisanal fisheries. The landing data they…

Fisheries Story: Fat is a sign of good health

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: Do you know how important staff safety is for aquatic farms?

Do you know how important staff safety is for aquatic farms? These steel toe dive boots for Kaybee Enterprises from Fiji will protect them from aquatic snails, and sharp and pointy objects in ponds. Such objects can cause cuts and abrasions for…

New handbook applies Gender and Social Inclusion (GSI) lens to Pacific’s Fisheries Sector

The Second Edition of the Pacific Handbook for gender equity and social inclusion in coastal fisheries and aquaculture was launched this week with the aim to bridge the gender gaps and overcome existing exclusions of marginalised groups that lie within…
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