SPC’s 75th anniversary: 75 years of support in collection, analysis and dissemination of official statistics in the Pacific region

Since SPC’s establishment in 1947, the Organisation has been assisting the Pacific Island Counties and Territories in collecting, analysing and disseminating official statistics.

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.

Pacific islands making the move to electronic data collection

Photo credit: Unsplash, Adli Wahid This story was originally published on Data for change website.

Small-scale fishers from Niue are contributing to the management of Tuna resources

(By Niue Ocean Wide (NOW) Project – Niue Island) Niue has been collecting data from sport and artisanal fishers for many years, traditionally through the use by fisheries officers of paper logbooks. One of the purposes of the collection of fishing data…

Launching the one-stop-shop for Pacific Data: a blog by Jonathan Kings and Stuart Minchin

Data and statistics about the Pacific are not easy to find unless you know where to look, or they’re your own. Often they can be fragmented, and tangible results from others’ research, projects or development work are hard to compare.

The data collection campaign on drifting fish aggregating devices (FADs) has begun in Wallis & Futuna

Since their introduction, FADs have become a key factor in the region’s fisheries. However, although FADs have led to an increase in catches and fleet profitability (in particular by reducing fuel costs) and they do provide a source of income for the…

Rachael Luru, balancing being an at-sea observer and a mum

How do you manage when you are a young mother and your job requires you to spend several weeks in a row at sea, on fishing boats, in order to collect crucial data for the conservation of the fishery resources of your country?

Using technology to improve the coastal fishery data collection in Wallis and Futuna

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Regional DCC Longline E-Monitoring Planning Meeting

​Regional DCC Longline E-Monitoring Planning Meeting organised at SPC HQ through the Data Collection Committee (DCC) - SPC, FFA, PNAO.    
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