Fisheries experts give inspiration to Pacific youth on World Tuna Day

The tuna that ‘feeds the world’ was acknowledged in a week of activities celebrating the Pacific Tuna which contributes a third of the world’s tuna supply. Kicking off on UN World Tuna Day, a joint social media initiative from Pacific Island Forum…

Stat of the week: yellow fin tuna contains 0.5g of fat

Today we celebrate the World Tuna day. Many countries depend heavily on tuna resources for food security and nutrition. Did you know? Tuna is a fish which is very low in fat. Raw yellowfin tuna flesh contains 0.5g of fat per 100g. Are you interested to…

Quantifying illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the Pacific Islands region – a 2020 update

Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a recognised global problem that undermines the integrity of responsible fisheries management arrangements, and results in lost value to coastal states (e.g. FAO 2002; Agnew et al. 2009). The first…

Have you ever wondered what is the status of the tuna stocks in the western and central Pacific?

Have you ever wondered what is the status of the tuna stocks in the western and central Pacific? There are four main tuna stocks found in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) - skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis), yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares…

Stat of the week: The average price per kilo for Yellowfin Tuna in 2020

In 2020, the average price per kilo for Yellowfin Tuna (whole, from Pacific Ocean) is USD2.30/kg.   Did you know, fish is one of the main sources of protein in the Pacific, but also one of the main sources of revenue.

Hello from the Pacific tuna taggers!

Photo credit: SPC/Chris Stoehr By Giulia Anderson SPC scientist, on board of the Gutsy Lady 4 Napo'opo'o native, Giulia Anderson, is SPC fisheries molecular geneticist embarked on the 2021 6-week research expedition to monitor the health of world’s…

The on-board diary of Pacific Tuna taggers : the first days

Image: Preparation of fishing lures My name is Giulia, I’m a fish molecular geneticist, working at the Pacific Community and this is my second time onboard the Pacific tropical tuna tag cruise to monitor the health of the region’s stocks. Last year, I…

Fisheries Story: a 40 days tuna research expedition begins today

The Pacific’s annual tuna tagging research voyage monitoring Pacific tuna stock health departs today from Honolulu, for operations in and around the Kiribati Exclusive Economic Zone. The cruise is composed of 4 scientists including Giulia Anderson, SPC’s…

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…
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