Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems (FAME) Division

15th Scientific Committee of the Western and Central Pacific Fishery Commission (WCPFC)

​For more information, visit the Western and Central Pacific Fishery Commission (WCPFC) website​.  

OFP Pre-assessment workshop

Eleventh SPC Heads of Fisheries Meeting and related project meetings

​The SPC Heads of Fisheries Meeting provides technical oversight of all SPC work in the field of fisheries and aquaculture, as well as an opportunity to discuss in detail topics of special interest. It covers both of SPC's Fisheries Programmes: Oceanic…

My experience as a Pacific Islander Junior Professional with the Pacific Community

Aquatic biosecurity for food safety, food security and income generation

Pearl farming in Tonga – Photo credit: Poasi Fale Aquaculture is probably the fastest growing food-producing sector globally, contributing around 50 per cent of the world’s food fish. It is especially important in regions where fish is the main source of…

Reflections on 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, I want to take a moment and express my appreciation to SPC staff, partners, donors and our many supporters around the world. It has been a year of evolution for SPC, and our achievements over the last 12 months have positioned…

“Fish is the cornerstone of food security in the Pacific region.”

Coastal Fisheries – Our Livelihoods, Our Future This dramatic statement was part of the 2011 SPC report ‘Vulnerability of Tropical Pacific Fisheries and Aquaculture to Climate Change’. That publication highlighted the importance of Pacific fisheries to…

Regional Collaboration for the Sustainable Development of Sandfish Aquaculture in the Pacific

In a first for the Pacific, SPC has facilitated a Regional Exchange on Sandfish Aquaculture for Reseeding, bringing together delegates from Fiji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati and New Caledonia.

What is going on with bigeye tuna?

The 13th Regular Session of the Scientific Committee (SC13) of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)was held in Rarotonga, Cook Islands from 9 to 17 August 2017. A major topic of debate at SC13 was the new bigeye tuna(Thunnus…

Heads of Fisheries call to action on sustainable fisheries management

Heads of Fisheries Meeting - Dr Colin Tukuitonga, SPC Director-General and Moses Amos, Director, Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems Division of SPC
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