tuna

Ground-breaking science at the 15th meeting of the WCPFC Scientific Committee

Representatives from countries across and beyond the Pacific met this August in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia for the 15th Regular Session of the Scientific Committee (SC) of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC). At this…

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An albacore tuna is injected with strontium chloride, and will be tagged with a white mark. (image: Ashley Williams)

Projection / débat BIOPELAGOS : découvrir la biodiversité du grand large

Le projet BIOPELAGOS vise à étudier la biodiversité marine du large, encore méconnue. Les travaux ont porté sur le réseau alimentaire, des premiers maillons (phytoplancton, zooplancton, micronecton) jusqu’aux grands prédateurs du large (thons et oiseaux…

Pacific Tuna Forum 2019

​7th Regional Tuna industry and Trade Conference

Pacific Island Countries and Territories adapting to Climate Change in Tuna Fisheries

In the Pacific Islands region, tunas are important for coastal communities’ food security. The predicted massive change in their distribution, a consequence of climate change, will impact these communities. Selling skipjack tuna by the roadside, Tarawa,…

Mercury and tuna: a matter of size, species, and origin

A highly popular dish around the world, tuna meat unfortunately contains a toxin, methylmercury, focus of a joint transdisciplinary IRD-SPC study. For the first time, scientists were able to map mercury contained in tuna fish from the Western and Central…

What do tuna eat?

A young intern female scientist from New Caledonia, Pauline Machful, spent six month at the Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystem (FAME) Division and the Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability (CCES) Programme of the Pacific Community (SPC…

Managing the world’s largest tuna fishery

The Pacific Ocean represents 48% of all the world’s oceans combined and supports some of the largest fisheries. In addition, it is home to some of the most abundant populations of tuna species such as albacore, skipjack and yellowfin, and billfish…

Experts Responsible for World’s Largest Tuna Fisheries Come Together to Work Towards More Sustainable Management

Fishery managers from Western and Central Pacific Ocean states which collectively produce over half of the world’s tuna come together to further understanding of tuna management best practices. The Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project workshop series is back…

Pacific Community (SPC) Oceanic Fisheries Programme completes latest tuna tagging voyage

Staff from the Oceanic Fisheries Programme completed a significant tuna-tagging voyage in late 2017, releasing nearly 28,000 tags in the waters of PNG and Solomon Islands. The Oceanic Fisheries Programme embarked on the 50 day voyage in September 2017,…
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