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In 2005, the government of Fiji committed to protecting at least 30% of Fiji’s marine areas using ‘comprehensive, ecologically representative networks of MPAs [marine protected areas], which are effectively managed and financed’. 3 In order to...
The Pacific Islands Marine Portal project is a collaborative project between the Pacific Islands Marine Resources Information System (PIMRIS) and the UNESCO IOC IODE Project Office (Oostende, Belgium)  to improve access to Pacific...
Atlas of Ocean Wealth
State of the World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2016
A major new report, Reviving Melanesia’s Ocean Economy: The Case for Action, launched today, has revealed that the ocean is a much larger part of Melanesia’s economy and future prosperity than previously understood. Melanesia is a large sub-...
Mapping Governance Gaps on the High Seas
Polymetallic Nodules
Different perspectives to best manage the Pacific Ocean in the interests of all who live there. Hilborn, R. (2016). Marine biodiversity needs more than protection. Nature, 535(7611), 224-226. http://www.nature.com/news/policy-marine-...
Technical Guidance for Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammal Hearing Underwater Acoustic Thresholds for Onset of Permanent and Temporary Threshold Shifts This document provides technical guidance for assessing the...
Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs) and Commercial Activities Deep Sea Mining contract areas in ABNJ Purse seiner pollution observer incidents across region Regional fishing vessel density Purse seiner...