Opening Remarks by Martin Chong at the Regional Community-Based Fisheries Management (CBFM) Workshop

Ladies and gentlemen, esteemed colleagues, and valued community members, Welcome to our important gathering today, where we focus on the critical role of Community-Based Fisheries Management (CBFM) in sustaining the vibrant coastal fisheries that…

Women making change in fisheries : Maryanne Itopai Waizepa’s story

As one of the panellists of the Gender & Social Inclusion (GESI) in Pacific Fisheries Symposium that is taking place in Honiara, Solomons from April 9th until the 11th, 2024, Maryanne Itopai Waizepa explains her vision on women in fisheries that…

Building inclusive fisheries in the Pacific: Inaugural GESI Forum kicks off with FFA and SPC

The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) in collaboration with the Pacific Community (SPC), is hosting its first-ever Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Forum at the FFA Conference Centre in Honiara this week.

Opening remarks by Ms Mereseini Rakuita, Principal Strategic Lead – Women & Girls, Pacific Community at the Gender & Social Inclusion in Pacific Fisheries Symposium

Casting nets of inclusion: Voice of equity for resilient Pacific fisheries

In the heart of the Pacific, the bustling halls of the Pacific Community (SPC) in Noumea, New Caledonia echoed with the vibrant voices of coastal fisheries and aquaculture experts. Representatives from the 20 Pacific Island countries and territories…

Echoes of Oceania: The sound of successful community-based fisheries management resonates across the Pacific Islands

A new platform to support community-based fisheries management practitioners in the Pacific Islands has been launched ( It aims to enhance the resilience of coastal fisheries by creating a space for effective knowledge sharing and…

Honouring Pacific traditions: "Beyond the Reef" Toolkit – the first of its kind for sustainable coastal fisheries

The Pacific Community (SPC) is proud to present an innovative resource that brings together several safe, sustainable nearshore fishing techniques based on traditional knowledge.

Gender and Social Inclusion training in Tonga commended and hailed as a success

Participants from the Ministry of Fisheries, Tonga with the training coordinators Nuku’alofa, Tonga – The Pacific Community (SPC), through the Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership (

Young Pacific professionals driving groundbreaking work on ocean law globally

Ms Tumai Laokiri works in the Attorney General’s Office for the Republic of Kiribati, a country made up of low-lying coral islands with one of the largest ocean spaces or maritime zones in the world.

Marking milestone through endorsement of two micro-qualifications

The Pacific Community’s (SPC) Educational Quality and Assessment Programme (EQAP) successfully facilitated the endorsement of two new micro-qualifications (MQ) focussing on enhancing agricultural and fisheries value chains and scaling up community-…
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