Regional Aquaculture Project successfully completed

A regional project on aquaculture, the Sustainable Pacific Aquaculture Development Activity, was successfully implemented across the Pacific Community’s 22 Pacific Island country and territory (PICT) members over five years from 30 June 2016 to 30 June…

Delivery of 1000 Covid test kits to Samoa allows critical fisheries data work to continue

The recent surge in Covid cases in Samoa over the past two months has strained national government resources to provide Covid test kits to all personnel. The Samoa Health Department identified the Apia Fish Market and the International Wharf at Matautu…

Anchored FAD benefit for Cook Islands

Using COVID-19 travel bans to precipitate a digital transition in coastal fisheries science

Collecting scientifically robust data to understand and sustainably manage coastal fisheries across the Pacific requires sustainable and well-designed scientific monitoring programmes – an outcome that has proven to be a difficult objective, given the…

How much do you know about sea cucumbers, apart from being soft, slimy and wrinkled?

How much do you know about sea cucumbers, apart from being soft, slimy and wrinkled? Sea cucumbers are obsessed with cleaning marine sand, this is how they feed. By filtering sand, sea cucumbers remove decaying organic matter from our ocean floor. This…

Do you know why some Pacific Lagoon corals are resistant to climate change?

Photo: Corals in New Caledonia, Credit: SPC/Pauline Bosserelle

Digital terminal, interactive quiz and videos: new awareness tools for sustainable fishing

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A participatory research tool for fisheries communities in Pacific launched

Photo Credit: WorldFish, Solomon Islands An interactive tool to support women, youth, community leaders on how to review their local fisheries management practices and knowledge was presented today to the Cultivating Equality: Advancing Gender Research…

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…

Bridging fishers’ and Western scientific knowledges to farm sea cucumbers in a community setting in Palau

Photo © George Stoyle - A fisherwoman gleaning sea cucumbers in the seagrass beds adjacent to the farm By Caroline Ferguson1, Ann Singeo and Alex Ferrier-Loh Caroline Ferguson is a PhD candidate in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and…
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