Food security, climate financing and community-based fisheries are key concerns for Pacific fisheries ministers

Photo credit: Elodie Van Lierde Last week, the Pacific Regional Fisheries Ministers Meeting took place online addressing regional priorities for the Pacific’s coastal fisheries, aquaculture and marine sectors. The gathering included fisheries ministers…

Study: Warming Waters Threaten Tuna-Dependent Economies in the Pacific

(Photo credit: ISSF_Jeff Muir) Climate change is driving tuna further to the east, threatening the economic security of several small island nations

Pacific leaders join forces ahead of landmark climate summit

Photo Copyright: SPC/WTYSL Pacific leaders today (8 July) met COP26 President Alok Sharma to set out their priorities for the major climate change summit in November.

Fisheries Story: Seven concrete strategies to eliminate plastic waste from fishing vessels in the Pacific

This study, concerning plastic waste from fishing vessels in the Pacific, provides some interesting strategies to eliminate that waste. Read the full story here:

Fisheries Story: A large-scale tuna sampling operation organised by SPC fisheries scientists

On Wednesday 2nd June 2021; a large-scale tuna sampling operation mobilised eight SPC fisheries science staff for an intense day cutting through 70 skipjack and yellowfin tuna from Papua New Guinea (PNG). In early April 2021, SPC staff gave detailed…

Fisheries Story: Total participants receiving SPC Fisheries Training in the Pacific from 2016 - 2020

Fish is one of the main sources of income for Pacific countries, including for coastal communities. Capacity Building is therefore crucial to help them sustainably manage this valuable resource. From 2016 to 2020, fisheries officers, observers, NGOs,…

"Observers are the ‘eyes and ears’ of fisheries managers, scientists and compliance officers" Siosifa Fukofuka, Observer Programme Training Coordinator

Photo credit: Francisco Blaha

The sustainable management of Pacific tuna fisheries

Pacific Youth leads the conversation on World Tuna Day

Amplifying voices of young Pacific people and addressing their questions and concerns is at the heart of the Teen Tuna Tok campaign which launches this week to mark World Tuna Day (Sunday 2nd May 2021). The social media campaign, a joint initiative from…

Pacific Fisheries Ministers raise coastal fisheries, marine pollution and climate change concerns

A new look Pacific Regional Fisheries Ministers Meeting, which started virtually yesterday, has tabled key concerns on the state of coastal fisheries, climate change and marine pollution. Their decisions reflect regional priorities for the fisheries and…
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