Guardians of the Pacific: Meet Matuavao from Samoa

“We keep our ocean clean as we keep our house clean. [...] Because this is our whole future to worry about. For the next generations.” Anzac Day Aliielua, Matai of Salamumu Village, Samoa Across the region, governments and communities are working…

Vaka Moana: An accessible Pacific Ocean Lab

​The 'Vaka Moana: Data Visualisation Tools for an Accessible Pacific Ocean' satellite event is part of a series of Pacific contributions to the UN Ocean Decade global event. This satellite event will focus on the theme of an 'Accessible Pacific Ocean'…

Launch of the Pacific International Year for Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA 2022)

Traditional food production and food sharing practices help rural Pacific Island communities weather COVID-19 impacts, study finds

A newly published, seven-country study found that in rural Pacific Island communities that have maintained traditional practices around food production were better able to weather the initial impacts of COVID-19. “From sago farming in Papua New Guinea to…

Solomon Island fisheries commitment to equality boosted through gender and social inclusion training

Solomon Islands Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) staff undertook training earlier this month to improve gender equality and support inclusive engagement and participation of people from all segments of society. Reflecting the Solomon…

Digital terminal, interactive quiz and videos: new awareness tools for sustainable fishing

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Fisheries Story: Adaptability is key to sustaining capacity development and technical support for Pacific Island member countries during the COVID-19 crisis

  As COVID-19 infections spread across the globe in early 2020 and governments shut down international travel, the Pacific Community’ Coastal Fisheries Programme (CFP) was forced to stop business-as-usual and confront how to deliver its work programmes…

Dr. Andrew Jones: Why Maritime Zones matter for the future of our Blue Pacific

by Andrew Jones Pacific people are leaders on the global stage, connected by our vast Blue Pacific in a way that land-based continents can never be.   The coconut that falls in the ocean in Fiji will wash up on the shores of French Polynesia. The tuna…

EU Marine Programme Launches New Website

The Pacific-European Union (EU) Marine Partnership (PEUMP) programme has launched its new website today. The website, which can be accessed here, contains extensive information on the programme’s activities in coastal fisheries, marine biodiversity,…

The Fisher’s Tales: helping young people learn more about good fishing practices

For its first participation in New Caledonia’s International Underwater Film and Photo Festival, the Pacific Community (SPC) held short-video screenings for the many schoolchildren, people living with disabilities, and members of the general public who…
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