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Fiji - Proactive measures to ensure sustainability: Fisheries

The establishment of moratoriums, total bans, seasonal closures and size limits are some of the proactive approaches taken by the Fisheries Ministry to ensure sustainability of marine resources.

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Fish stocks in Asia-Pacific to be over by 2048

By 2048, the Asia-Pacific region may not have any fish stocks left. The region risks losing 45 per cent of its biodiversity and 90 per cent of coral reef, says a report released at the sixth plenary session of Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in Medellin, Colombia.

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Coral reef fishes exhibit beneficial phenotypes inside marine protected areas

Human fishing effort is size-selective, preferentially removing the largest individuals from harvested stocks. Intensive, size-specific fishing mortality induces directional shifts in phenotypic frequencies towards the predominance of smaller and earlier-maturing individuals, which are among the primary causes of declining fish biomass.

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Coral Reef Conservation Fund 2018 Request for Proposals

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) will award grants to improve the health of coral reefs and coral reef ecosystems. Grants will be awarded to reduce land-based sources of pollution, advance coral reef fisheries management, support recovery and resilience of coral reef systems and improve watershed management planning.

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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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Ocean, Maritime, Fisheries To Be Topics At PALM8

Ocean, maritime issues and fisheries will again be highlighted in the forthcoming 8th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM8), in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14.

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Fiji - Environment lawyers talk fisheries management

Efforts to strengthen current law and policy frameworks in the area of fisheries management and marine protected areas has initiated discussions between the Fiji Environmental Law Association (FELA) and stakeholders today in Suva.

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Interactions of tuna fisheries with the Galápagos marine reserve

...Since 2012, 5 protected areas that exceed 1 million km2 in size have been created, mostly in remote oceanic areas. The potential conservation and fisheries benefits of such reserves have been debated in the public, the media, and the scientific literature.  Here we analyse the iconic Galápagos Marine Reserve, documenting interactions with and changes in associated tuna purse seine fisheries in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. 

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