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Healthy tuna stocks in the Pacific pave the way for strategic sustainable fisheries management

The results of the latest tuna stock status assessments, announced this week during the 16th Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meeting in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, highlight that the four key tuna stocks in the western and…

Micronesian countries adopting aquaculture business strategy

For the first time, the five countriesi of the Micronesian Association for Sustainable Aquaculture (MASA) as well as Kiribati agreed this week on a set of national business strategies for aquaculture, which will be combined into a regional strategy for…

The Pacific Community launches new information tools on sustainable fishing practices

The Pacific Community (SPC) in partnership with the European Union (EU) is launching today a series of animated videos targeting the fishers, the schools and the general public with the objective of raising awareness on sustainable fishing practices.

20 Pacific Islands meet to develop an action plan for coastal fisheries and aquaculture

Over sixty technical Fisheries and Aquaculture Officers from 20 Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) met this week in Noumea to discuss ways to continue developing the growing aquaculture sector and to address crucial coastal fisheries issues…

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…
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