We need to slow down and reconnect with our Ocean for the future of the planet

By Stuart Minchin, Director-General Pacific Community (SPC) COVID19 has brought the world to a halt. The devastating impact of the global pandemic on people’s lives and the world’s economy is a jarring and historic turning point for all of us but it is…

How SPC organised the first virtual Heads of Fisheries meeting

History will certainly remember 2020 as the year in which the COVID-19 pandemic led to profound transformations in how international organisations operate on a daily basis. With travel restrictions and country lockdowns, organisations had to re-think the…

Fish and fisheries at the heart of the discussion for Pacific Islands’ online meeting

Behind the scenes How do you make a high-level meeting with more than 120 people from 20 Pacific countries and territories across ten different time zones lively and engaging? Well, there is no magic wand. There is a lot of preparation and, most…

COVID-19 crisis: Tuna Data Workshop successfully transitions to a virtual setting

With the COVID-19 crisis, the Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems (FAME) division of the Pacific Community (SPC) had to find new ways to help countries estimate and submit their annual tuna catch data. Data collection is fundamental for tuna…

A conversation with Neville Smith, Director of the Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems (FAME) Division of SPC

Latest publications from the Pacific Community (SPC)

The latest publications list includes several from the Fisheries, Aquaculture & Marine Ecosystems (FAME) Division, including Shark and ray identification manual and two reviews of the fisheries, management and trade of Aquarium products in the…

Bridging fishers’ and Western scientific knowledges to farm sea cucumbers in a community setting in Palau

Photo © George Stoyle - A fisherwoman gleaning sea cucumbers in the seagrass beds adjacent to the farm By Caroline Ferguson1, Ann Singeo and Alex Ferrier-Loh Caroline Ferguson is a PhD candidate in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and…

Valuing the critical roles and contributions of women fishers to food security and livelihoods in Fiji

By Alyssa S. Thomas, Sangeeta Mangubhai1, Margaret Fox, Watisoni Lalavanua, Semisi Meo, Waisea Naisilisili, Alfred Ralifo, Joeli Veitayaki and Salote Waqairatu

Gender in tuna value chains: Case studies from Indonesia and Solomon Islands

By Kate Barclay1 , Nicholas McClean1 , Dedi S. Adhuri2 , Reuben Sulu3 and Michael Fabinyi1

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…
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