Follow the adventures of SPC's Fisheries Scientists onboard the WARMALIS 1 cruise

Photo: The first mate gives a first aid training session to the crew while we are at anchor  

Building the future of Pacific Food Systems

The Food Systems Summit held on September 23 in New York was an opportunity for the world to come together to find solutions to one of the major challenges of our generation: transforming the systems that make it possible to produce and consume food in a…

SPC's Fisheries Scientist team is embarking again on a new adventure: WARMALIS 1

Wallis and Futuna: When fisher communities pool their knowledge and skills to sustainably manage their resources

The Wallis et Futuna Fisheries Department has launched an awareness campaign to foster the emergence of sustainable coastal resource management. How to continue fishing in the future without causing the resources to decrease – that is the main theme of…

The Pacific paves the way for strong collaboration in tuna fishing scientific research

Photo: SPC Observer database  Innovative science to quantify the drifting fish aggregating devices in the world’s largest tuna fishery.

Small-scale fishers from Niue are contributing to the management of Tuna resources

(By Niue Ocean Wide (NOW) Project – Niue Island) Niue has been collecting data from sport and artisanal fishers for many years, traditionally through the use by fisheries officers of paper logbooks. One of the purposes of the collection of fishing data…

The Fisher’s Tales: helping young people learn more about good fishing practices

For its first participation in New Caledonia’s International Underwater Film and Photo Festival, the Pacific Community (SPC) held short-video screenings for the many schoolchildren, people living with disabilities, and members of the general public who…

Pacific Tuna Tagging Expedition Overcomes COVID Challenge

Despite the significant challenges presented by COVID-19, the Pacific Community (SPC) 7-week research expedition to monitor the health of world’s largest tuna fishery have departed from Honolulu on Saturday 15 August 2020. Half of the world's tuna catch…

The data collection campaign on drifting fish aggregating devices (FADs) has begun in Wallis & Futuna

Since their introduction, FADs have become a key factor in the region’s fisheries. However, although FADs have led to an increase in catches and fleet profitability (in particular by reducing fuel costs) and they do provide a source of income for the…

« We do not feel alone »

Her smile and her passion say it all. This is what you first notice when you meet Kalena Debrum, the Chief Scientist of Coastal Fisheries in the Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority. Passion for her job and for everything related to marine…
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