Grand opening of Kaybee farms tilapia fish hatchery by Minister of Fisheries in Fiji

Fiji’s Minister for Fisheries, Honourable Semi Koroilavesau officially opened the Kaybees male-fish-only tilapia hatchery in Nakasi this morning. In his opening remarks, Mr Koroilavesau congratulated Kaybee Farms on the initiative which will immediately…

Tuna tagging helps Pacific islands face uncertain future

    This story originally appeared on the World Ocean Initiative website, it has been reposted here with permission  

How the Pacific Islands are Balancing COVID-19 Survival Demands on Coastal Fisheries with Sustainable Management

Coastal fisheries provide vital food security and household incomes throughout the Pacific Islands. The fish market, Auki, Malaita Province, Solomon Islands. Credit: Catherine Wilson/IPS

From luxury lotions to tasty local dishes: Tonga’s mozuku seaweed producer reinvents his company to face the challenges of COVID-19

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, cruise ship traffic in the Pacific halted. Access to luxury markets disappeared. Small local businesses were severely affected. By developing different products and new markets, in the Kingdom of Tonga, in Oceania…

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…

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…

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…
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