Unleashing the Power of Networks: Pacific's Journey in Mangrove Oyster Aquaculture

By Toky Rasoloarimanana   The International Tropical Rock Oyster Workshop took centre stage in Darwin, Australia last week. Hosted by Northern Territory Fisheries and The Pacific Community (SPC) Fisheries Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems FAME Division,…

A young scientist's journey to preserving Pacific tuna

By Toky Rasoloarimanana and Annie Portal

Giving diamondback to the community: Nauru small boat fishers learn to target alternative species safely

Photo: The presence of diamondback squid in Nauru has been confirmed. Image: ©William Sokimi, SPC   This story has been compiled as part of the Pacific Community's Fisheries Newsletter #169

Fisheries in the Pacific Islands are getting a tech boost!

Fisheries in the Pacific Islands are getting a tech boost! To help ensure the tuna populations stay healthy, the Pacific region has been investing in technology and research for many years, and the Pacific Islands Countries and Territories (PICTs)…

Fisheries Newsletter #169

Photo: Pohnpei - Federated States of Micronesia. ©James Wichman, SPC   Complete publication for download here

Promoting responsible fisheries and aquaculture in the Pacific through information and awareness-raising tools: International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture 2022

Limited conservation efficacy of large-scale marine protected areas for Pacific skipjack and bigeye tunas

Large-scale, no-take marine protected areas (MPAs) have been established in several locations in the Pacific and expansion of such areas to reach 30% of the ocean area is actively promoted in some quarters. Justification for the establishment of large…

Managing sea cucumber fisheries in the Pacific region: a one-day training to educate key stakeholders in New Caledonia

Holothurians, also known as sea cucumbers, are an important source of income for coastal communities in the Pacific. Their exploitation has grown over the past decades, targeting international markets. In some parts of the world, they are considered a…

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…
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