fisheries

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…

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…

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.

PacFishID, a new app for learning how to identify common coastal fish in the Pacific

The Pacific Community (SPC) has just released PacFishID, a new mobile application for learning how to recognise Pacific marine fish species. Just like Tails, a catch-data collection application launched by SPC last year, this app uses technology to…

New fish species in New Caledonia

The new fish, Polyipnus laruei, is named after yachters Pierre and William Larue who discovered it.  After more than two years’ work, the description of the new fish species has been officially approved by Zootaxa scientific journal (http://www.mapress.…

Managing, protecting, conserving and restoring marine and coastal ecosystems

The theme for this year’s World Oceans Day is - Our Oceans, Our Future. Over ninety-eight per cent of the Pacific region is ocean.  Marine and coastal ecosystems help to provide Pacific people with food, water, medicines, energy, transport, climate…

World Tuna Day: Contribution of tuna science to Pacific region

In 2016 the United Nations General Assembly voted to make 2 May World Tuna Day. The Parties to the Nauru Agreement had advocated since 2011 to establish this internationally recognised day to celebrate the importance of tuna to communities worldwide. The…

Coastal fisheries monitoring and surveillance highlighted at Heads of Fisheries meeting

Photo: 10th Heads of Fisheries meeting in Noumea Pacific Island countries and territories at the 10th Heads of Fisheries meeting have reaffirmed the increased priority for coastal fisheries in the region, including the need for improved monitoring,…
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