Communities along the coastline of Malaita Province have transformed degraded natural environments in recent years – and have improved their access to local foods as a consequence.
The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council will convene June 22 to 25 to address management of American Samoa bottomfish and protected species interactions in the Hawai'i and American Samoa longline fisheries...The 2019 assessment of the American Samoa bottomfish fishery indicates th
The New Zealand Defence Force is resuming aerial patrols in the Pacific following concerns about illegal fishing in the region. A Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Orion is this week carrying out aerial surveillance over the Exclusive Economic Zones of Niue and the Cook Islands...due to travel
This group of Malaita residents is preparing to release a fish-aggregating device (FAD) at Uhu in the West Are’are area of Solomon Islands’ Malaita Province. Another has just been launched at Small Malaita.
Conservationists want the whole Pacific region to adopt the Cook Islands fisheries management approach. Experts at Conservation International say this will ensure all tuna fisheries within the jurisdiction of Pacific Island countries are
Initiatives to improve job prospects and safety at sea for fishing observers has been a key focus of the 114th Forum Fisheries Committee (FFC114) meeting.
The 2020 edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture continues to demonstrate the significant and growing role of fisheries and aquaculture in providing food, nutrition and employment. It also shows the major challenges ahead despite the progress made on a number of fronts. For example, there is growing evidence that when fisheries are properly managed, stocks are consistently above target levels or rebuilding, giving credibility to the fishery managers and governments around the world that are willing to take strong action.
Hawaiʻi’s nearshore waters need more effective management, according to a comprehensive study, led by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa researchers, which also found that a diverse integrated system of marine management areas can help restore the state’s declining coral reef fisheries and boost the
The Cook Islands government will allow miners to prospect for minerals on its seabed, with an eye to commencing mining within five years.
A milestone has been reached by the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and the Pacific Community (SPC) following the successful completion of an agreement between the two organisations for the exchange of maritime boundaries data.