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Marshall Islands atolls. credit - Vainuupo Jungblut
July 29, 2021

Pacific Island heads of states and fisheries ministers have agreed that more needs to be done to protect our oceans from ongoing threats and exploitation. The ministers made this commitment at the 5th France-Oceania Summit, which was held virtually on 19 July from Papeete in Tahiti. French President Emmanuel Macron also spoke at the meeting, informing members that France and South Pacific nations would launch a South Pacific coastguard network to counter illegal fishing, a major problem facing tuna fisheries in the region.

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