Tuna Bites: Celebrating Tuna's significance in Pacific cuisine


The Pacific Community and Korean stakeholders join forces to enhance WCPFC scientific projects

By Dr. SungKwon Soh and Toky Rasoloarimanana

A shared vision for healthy tuna fisheries in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean

A conversation with Ms Moss-Christian, WCPFC Executive Director at the 15th Heads of Fisheries meeting

Meet Ms Rhea Moss-Christian, Executive Director for Western Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, who discusses the crucial support provided by the Pacific Community in tuna stock assessment during the 15th SPC's Heads of Fisheries Meeting.

SPC's 75th anniversary: In October 1977, the very first SPC's tagging cruise commenced

In October 1977 the first SPC tagging cruise commenced. Over the next three years the programme tagged 160,276 fish in all – far beyond the original projections of 100,000 – and visited the waters of every SPC member country, even Pitcairn.

Fisheries Story: Seven concrete strategies to eliminate plastic waste from fishing vessels in the Pacific

This study, concerning plastic waste from fishing vessels in the Pacific, provides some interesting strategies to eliminate that waste. Read the full story here:

The sustainable management of Pacific tuna fisheries

Over 55% of the key tuna catch comes from within the waters of the Pacific Island Countries and Territories, and many of these countries rely on the continued sustainability of the tuna stocks to obtain important national income and employment…

Pacific Youth leads the conversation on World Tuna Day

Amplifying voices of young Pacific people and addressing their questions and concerns is at the heart of the Teen Tuna Tok campaign which launches this week to mark World Tuna Day (Sunday 2nd May 2021). The social media campaign, a joint initiative from…

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…

Healthy tuna stocks in the Pacific pave the way for strategic sustainable fisheries management

The results of the latest tuna stock status assessments, announced this week during the 16th Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meeting in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, highlight that the four key tuna stocks in the western and…
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