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…

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…
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