Women in Fiji farm the future with oysters

How do you strengthen a country’s food systems while supporting its post-COVID-19 economic recovery and mitigating the impacts of climate change? The women of Muanaira in Fiji have a simple answer: farm oysters! This story is part of a series dedicated…

Fisheries Story: SPC Fisheries legal team launches a benchmark study on the rights of nature worldwide

Did you know that countries like Ecuador or New Zealand have recognised the “rights of nature” in their laws, including rivers, forests, and other ecosystems? The concept of legal personality for elements of nature is also found in New Caledonia's…

Fisheries Story: Charles Cuewapuru, a New Caledonian observer, just received training on advanced biological sampling from SPC

Charles Cuewapuru is an experienced New Caledonian observer, who has been working at sea on longliners since 2002. SPC’s FAME Division recently trained him in advanced biological sampling techniques. Since then, Charles has been collecting high quality…

Intergovernmental Conference on Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction

Intergovernmental Conference on an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (General…

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…

Fish and fisheries at the heart of the discussion for Pacific Islands’ online meeting

Behind the scenes How do you make a high-level meeting with more than 120 people from 20 Pacific countries and territories across ten different time zones lively and engaging? Well, there is no magic wand. There is a lot of preparation and, most…

A conversation with Neville Smith, Director of the Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems (FAME) Division of SPC

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…
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