New findings uncovered by researchers at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the University of Queensland (UQ) demonstrate that logging activity in Solomon Islands is associated with lower coral cover and structural complexity on adjacent reefs, as well as lower abundance of many types of
With reports of increased pressure on Fiji’s inshore fisheries due to the COVID-19-induced economic fallout, experts have renewed calls for stronger management of the resource, which was already vulnerable due to overfishing, outdated regulations and pollution.
The fishing and seafood industries are worth billions of dollars each year globally, and almost every country plays some role in the supply chain, from fishing and processing to buying and consumption.
A visit by Executive Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) to the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Headquarters Tuesday this week has highlighted the commitment to continuous cooperation between the two organisations, especially during this period of the COVID-19
New Zealand’s government last week announced plans to put cameras on board 345 fishing vessels, a plan that will cost more than NZD 40 million (USD 27 million, EUR 23 million).
China has made the first major revisions to regulations governing its distant-water fishing fleet in 17 years.The new rules aim to curb illegal activity, increase transparency and improve sustainability in commercial fishing.
Fiji's government has lifted the seasonal ban on the harvest, sale and consumption of Coral Trout and Grouper, or Donu and Kawakawa, early. The Fisheries Ministry said the decision to suspend the ban was made to alleviate the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
China recently started a three-month fishing moratorium on parts of the high seas in the southwest Atlantic and east Pacific.
With no end in sight to the Covid-19 pandemic, the suspension of 100 percent fisheries observer coverage on all purse seine fishing vessels in the Pacific is set to be extended...Suspension of total fisheries observer coverage in the region was to end on July 31.