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 24 countries and territories of the Pacific are united behind a call for a Climate Change resolution to come out of the 16th meeting of the Western Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC16) taking place in Papua New Guinea...“The [FFA] membership are calling for strong action by the Tuna
The 2019 ‘report card’ on the state of health of tuna fisheries in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean is out.
Prime Minister James Marape acknowledges that the tuna fisheries industry is a significant contributor to the country's economy...The PM said that one of the key challenges facing the fisheries industry is illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and the government be be seriously working to p
The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2018 highlights the critical importance of fisheries and aquaculture for the food, nutrition and employment of millions of people, many of whom struggle to maintain reasonable livelihoods...The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture is the only publication of its kind, providing technical insight and factual information on a sector increasingly recognized as crucial for societal success.
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 Forum Secretariat is now looking for a full-time Programme Officer (Marine Resource Development) to join the team in Suva, Fiji.
Nine Fijians are part of a 10 day training and assessment that will certify them in coastal fisheries and aquaculture compliance. Senior Fisheries Officer Aporosa Rabo says the certificate four training will enable them to carry out thorough compliance assessments.
A controversial decision validating a proposed protected marine area in Bay of Plenty waters has been heralded as "hugely significant" for New Zealand, but not everyone is happy.