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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)

ReefLex: A web app on coastal fisheries and aquaculture legislation

ReefLex web app home page A test version of the ReefLex (Pacific Law & Policy Database on Coastal Fisheries & Aquaculture) web ap went live early 2019 as part of the Pacific Community (SPC)-implemented Coastal Fisheries Governance Project funded…

Science is key to solving our climate change challenges

Science, and the rigorous examination and evaluation of data, is the foundation of modern society. In the harnessing of electricity, the exploration of space, the elimination of polio, or the development of the internet, to name a few examples, we have…

Fiji’s Muanaira Womens Group sees promise in pilot mangrove oyster farm

It’s hard work walking over sharp shells in the mud, reaching in amongst dense mangrove roots and chipping off oysters. But members of Muanaira Womens Group have been doing this work for years, harvesting the oysters that cling to the roots of mangroves…

PCCOS, a new centre of excellence in Ocean Science

Navigating their way through the ocean channel using SPC Ocean Science information The Pacific Community Centre of Ocean Science, known as PCCOS, is a new centre of excellence in Ocean Science that draws together all of the technical and scientific work…

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 an ocean scientist looks like

Imagine a scientist. Go ahead, humor me. What does your scientist look like? Lab coat? Check. Test tube? Check. Snorkle?...... in the Pacific Islands, you better believe it. Now, return to that image of a scientist. Did you imagine a man or a woman?…

To better understand the feeding behavior of seabirds and ecosystems

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New Tilapia farming technics help meet growing demand for coastal and freshwater fish

What started off as a daring venture many years ago to try and earn a decent income for her family has turned into an inspiration for Tilapia farmers across the Fiji Islands. Mrs Katarina Baleisuva, who operates Kaybee’s farm on the outskirts of the…
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