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Handbook spotlights gender and social inclusion in the Pacific’s fisheries sector

A Handbook on Pacific Gender Equity and Social Inclusion in Coastal Fisheries and Aquaculture has been launched by the Pacific Community (SPC).

Norway fisheries and aquaculture scientists visit the Pacific to explore scientific collaboration possibilities

The Pacific Community (SPC) is hosting a delegation of Norwegian fisheries and aquaculture scientists and marine resources managers to scope out ways of sharing Norway’s extensive experience and marine capabilities with the Pacific region. The team was…

Introductory address at the 11th Heads of Fisheries Meeting by Cameron Diver, Deputy Director-General of the Pacific Community (SPC)

11th Heads of Fisheries Meeting   Introductory address Cameron Diver, Deputy Director-General of the Pacific Community (SPC) Noumea, New Caledonia, 11 March 2019 Kia ora tātau. E ngā mana, E ngā reo, E rau Rangatira mā, Ngā mihi nui kia koutou katoa.…

Small-pond tilapia aquaculture and aquaponics featured at Global Climate Change Alliance meeting

Small-pond aquaculture and aquaponics with tilapia fish was showcased within a climate change context at the “Market Place” session of the Global Climate Change Alliance project inception meeting on Scaling Up Pacific Adaptation GCCA+SUPA in Suva this…

Mercury and tuna: a matter of size, species, and origin

A highly popular dish around the world, tuna meat unfortunately contains a toxin, methylmercury, focus of a joint transdisciplinary IRD-SPC study. For the first time, scientists were able to map mercury contained in tuna fish from the Western and Central…

Local tilapia hatchery investment pays off with first sale of 20,000 fish fingerlings

The Kaybee Farm at Nakasi near Suva began its first commercial sales of tilapia fingerlings this week, providing fish farmers with fresh pond stocks for the growing aquaculture industry in Fiji. The Kaybee Farm’s batch of 20,000 all-male fish fingerlings…

Savusavu tilapia fish farmers gear up for increased production

Fish farmers in the Savusavu Tilapia Farmers Cluster took receipt today of gear and equipment used for breeding and nursing baby fish. The equipment will help support new fish stocks as they are introduced into ponds and help ensure they are able to grow…

SPC-EU provides new hatchery for J. Hunter Pearls

A new pearl hatchery, complete with algae bioreactors to help spawn oysters to grow pearls was opened at the J. Hunter Pearls facility in Savusavu, Fiji today. The new hatchery is capable of producing 10 times more new oysters than in the past. This…

Signature of a historic Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership (PEUMP)

Today, the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), the Pacific Community (SPC), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and The University of the South Pacific (USP) signed a landmark agreement with the European Union to help promote…

Pacific fisheries – leading the fleet!

The Pacific Community and the Government of New Zealand launched today an initiative called Pacific Fisheries Leadership Programme (PFLP), with an aim at enabling national and regional Pacific fisheries leaders to further empower themselves to be leaders…
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