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We have reached the point in human history where we can impact every inch of the ocean and at every depth. In the next decade, we need to ramp up the area of ocean we protect, but we must also address sustainable fishing and environmental justice in...
In total, more than a dozen Pacific countries and territories have committed to designating and implementing strong ocean sanctuaries that restrict all commercial fishing. Click on the luink below to read the full article. 
In testimony before a House subcommittee today, Kitty Simonds, the Executive Director of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (WPRFMC) labeled the increasing number and size of marine monuments a "major impediment" to U....
The World Bank on Thursday approved the funds, which are part of a sustainability project improving compliance and governance of commercial fishing. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
Using a strategy called dynamic ocean management, researchers are creating tools to forecast where fish will be—and where endangered species won’t be. Click on the link to read the full article.   
This handbook is designed to give practical guidance on improving gender and social inclusion in coastal fisheries and aquaculture for staff working in fisheries agencies in Pacific Island countries and territories. Click on the link below to access...
Pacific Island countries are aiming to improve and expand the management of tuna fishing in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean under the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA). Click on the link below to read the full article. 
The Department of Fisheries staff have gone through a 2-day workshop as part of the Project for Promotion of Grace of the Sea in the Coastal Villages Phase III, funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).The workshop focused on...
For many years environmentalists have urged the public to “think globally, act locally” – meaning, consider the health of the planet, then take action in your own community...But this approach can have unintended consequences. Click on the link...
As part of a collaboration with small island developing states, four fishery officers were a part of patrols around Fiji and the island nations of Kiribati, Tokelau, Vanuatu, and Tuvalu for two weeks in January...Click on the link below to read the...