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January 27, 2021 by [email protected]

Surangel Whipps Jr. was sworn in as president of Palau on 21 January, and said he will continue the nation’s signature policy – the Palau National Marine Sanctuary (PNMS).

January 22, 2021 by [email protected]

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons comes into force under the provisions of international law after recently reaching its 50th ratification at the United Nations. Ten Pacific countries including New Zealand were central to the treaty coming into effect.

January 22, 2021 by [email protected]

The chair of the Pacific Islands Forum has welcomed the re-entry of the United States to the Paris climate agreement.  With hours of his taking the oath as the 46th US President, Joe Biden issued an executive order for the US to return to the Paris Agreement.

January 22, 2021 by [email protected]

Two Chinese flagged fishing vessels have been detained by the RVS Tukoro after they were detected operating within Vanuatu waters this week. The vessels are suspected to be conducting Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing activities.

January 22, 2021 by [email protected]

Prompted by the urgency of the situation, 111 aquatic-science societies — representing more than 80,000 scientists from 7 continents — have issued a statement on how anthropogenic climate change is affecting marine and freshwater ecosystems, with a plea to avoid their further degradation and to s

January 22, 2021 by [email protected]

Protected areas are critical to mitigating extinction of species; however, they may also be in conflict with efforts to feed the growing human population.

January 22, 2021 by [email protected]

Cook Islands Turtle Conservation Society (Te Ara O Te Onu) is calling on local fishermen to check their net at least every four hours when they are out fishing.

January 22, 2021 by [email protected]

President-elect Joe Biden ran his campaign, in part, on a promise to fight climate change. But climate isn’t the only crisis in town. The world also faces biodiversity losses on a massive scale.

January 22, 2021 by [email protected]

The Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (MIMRA) has signed on one of the Pacific region's top fisheries experts provide it legal advice...Dr Aqorau, a former deputy director at the Forum Fisheries Agency in the Solomon Islands and more recently the first CEO of the Parties to the Nauru Ag

January 22, 2021 by [email protected]

New Zealand is fast developing a reputation as a South Pacific vandal, says Greenpeace, as the government continues to fight against increased ocean protection.

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