Opening Remarks by Martin Chong at the Regional Community-Based Fisheries Management (CBFM) Workshop

Ladies and gentlemen, esteemed colleagues, and valued community members, Welcome to our important gathering today, where we focus on the critical role of Community-Based Fisheries Management (CBFM) in sustaining the vibrant coastal fisheries that…

Strengthening sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Pacific

In the Pacific region, significant progress has been made towards achieving the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) goals embedded in international commitments.

Casting nets of inclusion: Voice of equity for resilient Pacific fisheries

In the heart of the Pacific, the bustling halls of the Pacific Community (SPC) in Noumea, New Caledonia echoed with the vibrant voices of coastal fisheries and aquaculture experts. Representatives from the 20 Pacific Island countries and territories…

Echoes of Oceania: The sound of successful community-based fisheries management resonates across the Pacific Islands

A new platform to support community-based fisheries management practitioners in the Pacific Islands has been launched ( It aims to enhance the resilience of coastal fisheries by creating a space for effective knowledge sharing and…

Preserving paradise: Sirubai Voko tribe of Solomon Islands safeguarding virgin rainforests and biodiversity

In a world grappling with deforestation and the alarming loss of biodiversity, a remote community in Solomon Islands stands as a shining example of conservation and environmental stewardship.

Pacific region's quest for climate justice gains momentum

The Pacific region's quest for climate justice has reached a pivotal moment as countries prepare their submissions to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for an Advisory Opinion on climate change.

Honouring Pacific traditions: "Beyond the Reef" Toolkit – the first of its kind for sustainable coastal fisheries

The Pacific Community (SPC) is proud to present an innovative resource that brings together several safe, sustainable nearshore fishing techniques based on traditional knowledge.

Empowering Pacific children: Recap of 2020 CRC84 and looking ahead to upcoming 2023 CRC Visit

Civil Society Organisations in Vanuatu Champion Human Rights through Universal Periodic Review (UPR) submissions

In a significant move to promote and protect human rights, six Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Vanuatu have submitted their stakeholder report to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by 11 October 2023. The reports submitted include two joint and…

Gender and Social Inclusion training in Tonga commended and hailed as a success

Participants from the Ministry of Fisheries, Tonga with the training coordinators Nuku’alofa, Tonga – The Pacific Community (SPC), through the Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership (
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