Fisheries, Aquaculture & Marine Ecosystems (FAME)

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« We do not feel alone »

Her smile and her passion say it all. This is what you first notice when you meet Kalena Debrum, the Chief Scientist of Coastal Fisheries in the Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority. Passion for her job and for everything related to marine…

Invest in a cultural dining habit

This is the story of a man who has been a fisher in New Caledonia since the age of 20. Patrick Morlet, 56 years old and the third generation of fishermen in his family, has decided to diversify his income source by investing in oyster farming. "I'm…

Safeguarding the world’s largest tuna fishery

Brailing of tuna onboard vessel Dolores, 2008. Credit: Siosifa Fukofuka (SPC) Understanding the impact of modern fishing techniques on the tuna fishery is critical to ensure the sustainability of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) tuna fishery…

PW Podcast S01-01: New Future for Tilapia Farmers

A local tilapia fish farmer is inspiring change in Fiji. With some investment and a little training, the farm has become a model operation, showing the way for others to see success in tilapia farming. Listen: 

SPC innovation: ReefLex, a regional online database on coastal fisheries and aquaculture law and policy

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…

Help us to find out how tuna age and how fast they grow and win USD 100!

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…
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