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Special focus on the Pacific

A joint media release issued yesterday by the EU, Sweden Sverige and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFs), said a number of EU projects were launched yesterday to support International Ocean governance, with a special emphasis being put on the Pacific.

EU leads the way with ambitious action for cleaner and safer seas

At the ongoing EU-hosted Our Ocean conference in Malta (5-6 October), the European Union has committed to 36 tangible actions to foster healthier, cleaner, safer and more secure seas. Amounting to over €550 million and involving activities worldwide...The launch of the Pacific – European Union Marine Partnership (PEUMP) programme, worth €45 million is to support sustainable management and development of fisheries for food security and economic growth, while addressing climate change resilience and conservation of marine biodiversity.

USP - Research Fellow in Marine Resources

The appointee will work within a well-established small-team in the Institute of Marine Resources (IMR) dedicated to coastal and marine areas. The position will have two main areas which will link together:

The appointee will work within a well-established small-team in the Institute of Marine Resources (IMR) dedicated to coastal and marine areas. The position will have two main areas which will link together:

IMPAC4 - MPA Congress Links People with Oceans

Culminating in a high-level meeting and the approval of a Call to Action, the fourth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4) highlighted the relationship between the ocean and communities worldwide, and the benefits that marine protected areas (MPAs) provide to millions of people.

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Performing “A New Song”: Suggested Considerations for Drafting Effective Coastal Fisheries Legislation Under Climate Change

A New Song for Coastal Fisheries, a strategy and roadmap produced through a participatory workshop facilitated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, calls upon Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) to ensure strong and up-to-date management policy, legislation, and planning for coastal fisheries. While climate change is not a core focus of the roadmap, the call of A New Song presents a unique opportunity to draft new or revised fishery legislation with climate principles in mind.

New publication - Performing “A New Song”: Suggested Considerations for Drafting Effective Coastal Fisheries Legislation Under Climate Change

A New Song for Coastal Fisheries, a strategy and roadmap produced through a participatory workshop facilitated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, calls upon Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) to ensure strong and up-to-date management policy, legislation, and planning for coastal fisheries. While climate change is not a core focus of the roadmap, the call of A New Song presents a unique opportunity to draft new or revised fishery legislation with climate principles in mind.

Blue Economy Conference looks at Pacific Islands ocean resources

Identifying opportunities the blue economy offers to Pacific Islands,  so that they can sustainably manage and conserve their ocean resources to benefit their economies and people will be the focus at the first high level Pacific Blue Economy Conference to be held on 23-24 August 2017, in Suva, Fiji.

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Employment Opportunity - USP (Fiji-based): Research Fellow-School of Marine Studies (re-advertised)

Applications are invited for the position of Research Fellow in the School of Marine Studies at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji Islands. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent training and expertise in fisheries/aquaculture genetics. Experience in at least two, preferably three of the following topics is essential: fisheries and/or aquaculture population genetics, mixed stock analysis in fisheries, pedigree and kinship analyses, genetic impacts of stocking, and transcriptomics.

Tonga coastal fisheries population struggling

Tonga's Ministry of Fisheries says the country's coastal fish population has declined by up to 50 percent over the past decade and remedial action is needed.

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