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Navigating the Seas

Growing up, Setareki Ledua held the fascination for sailing boats. Even while residing at Lami, the Fulaga, Lau native would steal off to join his relatives as they carved and sailed the Fijian traditional canoe, the drua.

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Director of WCS Fiji Receives Pew Marine Fellowship

Dr Sangeeta Mangubhai, director of WCS Fiji  has been awarded an international Pew Fellowship Award. Dr. Manghubai joins a group of scientists and conservationists who have received support from the Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation to research important topics and test solutions to marine conservation issues.

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15-Year Study Indicates Huge Increase in Pacific Ocean Microplastics

Charles Moore, who first sailed the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 1997, has returned five times over 15 years to document the concentrations of plastic in the ocean. His results show microplastics are accumulating at a rapid rate.

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Fishing commission’s moves on conservation praised

The Pacific environmental agency SPREP says it's happy with the progress made on conservation issues at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission meeting in The Philippines last week.

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Conserving the Pacific’s fish stocks

The western and central Pacific Ocean is home to the world’s most productive tuna fisheries, supplying global markets with canned tuna, sashimi and other tuna products...Conservation is increasingly a concern as some tuna and associated species are threatened by overfishing. 

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