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…

Online regional workshop discusses how legislative frameworks address gender and human rights in coastal fisheries and aquaculture

Representatives from the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Tonga participated in a three-day virtual workshop held from 15-17 July, 2020. The virtual workshop discussed gender, social inclusion…

At virtual meeting, 7 Pacific countries discuss how legislation can better protect the rights of small-scale fishers

This week, the Pacific Community (SPC) led online consultative discussions with representatives from seven Pacific Island countries  (Cook Islands, Fiji, FSM, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Tonga) around the key findings of a recently conducted…

New Report Highlights Women’s Invisible Roles in the Pacific’s Fisheries Sector

EU Deputy Ambassador Corado Pampaloni and SPC Deputy Director-General, Dr Audrey Aumua cut the International Women’s Day cake at the launch of the FSM Gender Assessment Report at the Delegation of the European Union for the Pacific in Suva today. The…

Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership providing communities with training on alternative fishing practices

The Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership (PEUMP) programme is working to improve the sustainable management of fisheries resources and ecosystems through support, mentoring and empowerment at the community level. Last week, the PEUMP programme…

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.

Pacific hailed global leader in determining shared maritime boundaries

The following is a cross post from PACNEWS. It is cross-posted with permission. The original article can can be found HERE.   

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).
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