Fisheries Newsletter #169

Photo: Pohnpei - Federated States of Micronesia. ©James Wichman, SPC   Complete publication for download here

Promoting responsible fisheries and aquaculture in the Pacific through information and awareness-raising tools: International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture 2022

Limited conservation efficacy of large-scale marine protected areas for Pacific skipjack and bigeye tunas

Large-scale, no-take marine protected areas (MPAs) have been established in several locations in the Pacific and expansion of such areas to reach 30% of the ocean area is actively promoted in some quarters. Justification for the establishment of large…

Managing sea cucumber fisheries in the Pacific region: a one-day training to educate key stakeholders in New Caledonia

Holothurians, also known as sea cucumbers, are an important source of income for coastal communities in the Pacific. Their exploitation has grown over the past decades, targeting international markets. In some parts of the world, they are considered a…

Regional Aquaculture Project successfully completed

A regional project on aquaculture, the Sustainable Pacific Aquaculture Development Activity, was successfully implemented across the Pacific Community’s 22 Pacific Island country and territory (PICT) members over five years from 30 June 2016 to 30 June…

Delivery of 1000 Covid test kits to Samoa allows critical fisheries data work to continue

The recent surge in Covid cases in Samoa over the past two months has strained national government resources to provide Covid test kits to all personnel. The Samoa Health Department identified the Apia Fish Market and the International Wharf at Matautu…

Va'ulele community established the first pearl-meat farm in Fiji

Launch of the Pacific International Year for Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA 2022)

And… action! When movies are our allies for capacity building and awareness raising

Some call it “infotainment”, but the value of videos and podcasts to share knowledge can sometimes be overlooked as we seek to develop more ways of monitoring and assessing user interactions and progress with learning materials. Sure, the online learning…

Case study: Luen Thai/Lian Cheng involvement in electronic monitoring of tuna fisheries in the Federated States of Micronesia

Although there is general agreement that the use of electronic monitoring (EM) aboard tuna vessels could be a valuable tool for managing tuna fisheries, there is considerable discussion and debate about the most appropriate manner to initiate the uptake…
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