Ocean Science Fact: Not all fish are cold-blooded

Did you know that not all fish are cold-blooded? The opah, or moonfish, is the only known warm-blooded fish on Earth. Recent studies shown that the opah circulates heated blood throughout its body, giving it a competitive advantage in the cold ocean…

Fish and Tips – a lighthearted series with a serious message

To address the growing need to provide alternative livelihood options to Pacific Island fishing communities, the coastal fisheries team is currently developing an information toolkit on nearshore fishing practices, focusing on the more resilient…

Coastal Fisheries Management Plans Development training

Fisheries story: Fishing techniques - Trolling

This fishing technique is trolling. It is the most widespread fishing method to target nearshore pelagic fish in most of the Pacific islands. It is practiced from canoes, outboard and inboard powered boats by subsistence, artisanal, commercial,…

Green News: reusing waste from fisheries and aquaculture for agricultural purposes

In a context of environmental and health disruptions, reusing waste from fisheries and aquaculture for agricultural purposes has real resilience potential for local communities in the Pacific Islands. Tests are currently being carried out in French…

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…
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