fisheries

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The Pacific Fisheries Leadership programme (PFLP) funded by the New Zealand Government, is implemented by a consortium led by the Pacific Community (SPC) with the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), University of Queensland (UQ), and the Centre for Adaptive…

The Pacific Fisheries Leadership Programme (PFLP)

Evaluation of the Pacific Islander Junior Professionals Programme (2013–2018)

From left to to right: Lucy Joy, from Vanuatu, Berry Muller, from Marshall Islands and Lui Bell, from Samoa, were among the participants to the SPC Pacific Islander Junior Professionals (PIJP) Programme. Image: Ariella D’Andrea

Managing the world’s largest tuna fishery

The Pacific Ocean represents 48% of all the world’s oceans combined and supports some of the largest fisheries. In addition, it is home to some of the most abundant populations of tuna species such as albacore, skipjack and yellowfin, and billfish…

Methylmercury International Workshop

Emergency Grab Bags save lives in Tuvalu

On 4 March 2018, four fishers were rescued from a small vessel in Tuvalu after activating the PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) from their emergency ‘grab bag’, a marine safety pack initiated and promoted by SPC and supported by the Tuvalu government. This…

Experts Responsible for World’s Largest Tuna Fisheries Come Together to Work Towards More Sustainable Management

Fishery managers from Western and Central Pacific Ocean states which collectively produce over half of the world’s tuna come together to further understanding of tuna management best practices. The Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project workshop series is back…

“Fish is the cornerstone of food security in the Pacific region.”

Coastal Fisheries – Our Livelihoods, Our Future This dramatic statement was part of the 2011 SPC report ‘Vulnerability of Tropical Pacific Fisheries and Aquaculture to Climate Change’. That publication highlighted the importance of Pacific fisheries to…

Regional Collaboration for the Sustainable Development of Sandfish Aquaculture in the Pacific

In a first for the Pacific, SPC has facilitated a Regional Exchange on Sandfish Aquaculture for Reseeding, bringing together delegates from Fiji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati and New Caledonia.

The Pacific Community Centre for Ocean Science (PCCOS)

As stewards of the Pacific Ocean, leaders of the pacific island countries and territories are taking a lead to ‘conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development’ as outlined in the UN Sustainable Development…
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