Hello from the Pacific tuna taggers!

Photo credit: SPC/Chris Stoehr By Giulia Anderson SPC scientist, on board of the Gutsy Lady 4 Napo'opo'o native, Giulia Anderson, is SPC fisheries molecular geneticist embarked on the 2021 6-week research expedition to monitor the health of world’s…

The on-board diary of Pacific Tuna taggers : the first days

Image: Preparation of fishing lures My name is Giulia, I’m a fish molecular geneticist, working at the Pacific Community and this is my second time onboard the Pacific tropical tuna tag cruise to monitor the health of the region’s stocks. Last year, I…

Fisheries Story: a 40 days tuna research expedition begins today

The Pacific’s annual tuna tagging research voyage monitoring Pacific tuna stock health departs today from Honolulu, for operations in and around the Kiribati Exclusive Economic Zone. The cruise is composed of 4 scientists including Giulia Anderson, SPC’s…

The sustainable management of Pacific tuna fisheries

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…

Fisheries Story: Fat is a sign of good health for Tuna

Do you know what a Fatmeter is? It is an electronic device to measure the amount of fat present. It has been used over the past 10 years by the SPC Fisheries scientist team to measure fat content in individual tuna. Simple and quick, the scientist just…

Fisheries Story: 792 biological samples sent to SPC to monitor the tuna stocks in the region

Allan, a Filipino observer, just landed last week in General Santos after few months onboard a vessel: 132 individual fish were examined, from which he collected a total of 792 biological samples! These samples will be sent to SPC to determine the age,…

17th Regular Session of the WCPFC Commission

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