The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission has moved to further safeguard seabirds from becoming tuna bycatch. Last year, it adopted the Seabird Conservation and Management Measure.
The 2019 ‘report card’ on the state of health of tuna fisheries in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean is out.
The southern Cook Islands of Atiu, Mauke and Mitiaro have turned down a request that local company Ocean Fresh be allowed to fish commercially within 50 nautical miles of their islands. The Nga Pu Toru say they will uphold the Marae Moana legislation...The establishment of the Marae Moana marine
This paper reviews the provisions and efforts to implement the 1946 International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW) and the 1980 Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). It illustrates progress and continuing challenges to stopping the over exploitation of living resources in high seas areas beyond national jurisdictions.
The Pacific Island Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) lead Operation Kurukuru is one of the largest maritime surveillance operations globally covering an area the land size of Russia, India and Egypt combined.
To protect valuable marine resources and to ensure the sustainability of fish stocks, Japan’s Free and Open Indo Pacific Strategy includes a commitment to peace and stability, including assistance to the Pacific in enhancing maritime safety and stability...The government of Japan continues to ass
As global fish stocks that feed hundreds of millions of people dwindle, nations are scrambling to finalize by year’s end an international agreement to ban government subsidies that fuel overfishing.
Tropical tuna are one of the few wild animals we still hunt in large numbers, but finding them in the vast Pacific ocean can be tremendously difficult...fishers have long known that tuna are attracted to, and will aggregate around, floating objects such as logs.