SPC has published short reports into ways that women can have a greater say in fisheries management in Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu.
Palau’s much-touted marine sanctuary has backfired, with the fishing ban leading to an increased consumption of the reef fish in the western Pacific country – such as grouper, snapper and parrotfish – that the marine sanctuary promised to protect.
The expansion of two large U.S. marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Pacific Ocean had no measurable economic effects on the fishing industry, according to a study published in the journal Nature Communications, one of only a few studies to apply rigorous scientific methods to this issue.
A fisheries information management system, touted as a key element for Pacific islands to control the tuna fishery, has been purchased by the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA).
More than 16,600 tuna were tagged in a recent scientific tagging expedition in ocean generally north of Papua New Guinea. The voyage targeted skipjack tuna, which makes up 70% of the volume of tuna caught in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO).
In her new book, JoAnna Poblete, who is an associate professor of history at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont CA, connects the U.S.-American Samoa colonial relationship to global overfishing, world consumption patterns, the for-profit fishing industry, international environmental moveme
There is no doubt that the Pacific’s ocean needs to be better managed so that respective countries in the region can gain the maximum benefits. This is something the Government of Tonga believes should be done urgently...Tonga plans to implement the Ocean Plan by the end of this year.
Managing fisheries for biodiversity: case studies of community approaches to fish reserves among the small island states of the Pacific
Conventional fisheries management has not been effective. Elsewhere, ecosystem approaches
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Physical Description: 45 p.
Contact SPREP IRC
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The Cook Islands consists of 15 islands that extend over 1,500 kilometres of ocean in a north-south direction. The country is located between 156° and 167°W longitude and between 8° and 23°S latitude (central Polynesia), and has a 200-mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of 1,830,000 square kilometres.
See also another website of SPC on MMR Cook Islands
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Physical Description: v, 54 p. ; 26 cm, drawings, graphs