Pacific region

320 species in new guide to edible coastal fish in Pacific Islands

The Pacific Community (SPC) has released a new, comprehensive guide to common coastal food fish of the Pacific Islands to assist fisheries officers in identifying species during surveys of catches and at fish markets.

Pacific welcomes Prime Minister Key’s Future of Fisheries funding

A funding injection announced yesterday by the Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key, in Pohnpei will provide a significant boost for a Pacific Roadmap aimed at ensuring sustainable development in Pacific Island fisheries. Visiting Micronesia for the…

‘Time is right’ to boost capacity in Pacific ocean forecasting

Weather forecasters, hydrographers, oceanographers, fisheries officers and maritime safety experts from around the Pacific region have gathered in Nadi, Fiji, today to take part in training to boost understanding, monitoring and forecasting of oceans and…

Queensland Fire support Pacific disaster preparation

The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is today hosting a professional development workshop with disaster managers from 15 Pacific Island countries to help strengthen the region’s ability to best respond to disasters.

Dr Tukuitonga honoured for outstanding contribution to Pacific health

The Pacific Community Director-General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga, has been honoured with a Life Award from the Pasifika Medical Association in recognition of his outstanding contribution and active commitment to improving Pacific health services and training.

Addressing slow health progress across Pacific

The Pacific is struggling to confront a widening gap with the rest of the world in terms of progressing health despite overall improvement across the region.

Korea strengthens ocean science collaboration with Pacific region

Pacific Island countries and territories stand to benefit from the sharing of cutting edge marine scientific and technicalknowledge between the Republic of Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) and the Pacific Community (SPC). The…

Pacific Resilience Programme launched

Delegates from the Pacific region came together today to officially launch the Pacific Resilience Program (PREP) – a series of projects to strengthen Pacific Island countries’ resilience to natural disasters and climate change.

Pasifika Plates: promoting healthy Pacific food

The Pacific Community (SPC) is releasing a potentially life-changing cookbook to promote healthy eating to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the Pacific Islands.

Addressing Pacific NCD crisis will advance other development priorities

A whole-of-government and whole-of-society response is needed to address the non-communicable disease (NCD) crisis in the Pacific, the King of Tonga, His Majesty King Tupou VI, has told several hundred guests today at the opening ceremony of the…
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