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
Call Number: [EL]
Physical Description: 45 p.
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Call Number: [EL]
Physical Description: 5p
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
Call Number: MIN
Physical Description: v, 54 p. ; 26 cm, drawings, graphs
The Kingdom of Tonga consists of 170 scattered islands of which 36 are inhabited. There are three main groups of islands and the estimated total land area is 747 km2. The islands are mainly elevated
SLIC copy available electronically
Call Number: FIS
Physical Description: 170 p. , x. ; 29 cm ; binder
Call Number: 363.94 SPC
Physical Description: 72 pages
Live flsh have long been traded around Southeast Asia as a luxury food item. Fish captured on coral reefs entered this trade only in recent years but, because of their superior taste or texture, have become the most valued fish in the trade. The majority of live reef food fish (LRFF} are Imported into Hong Kong. China either for local consumption or for transshipment to mainland People's Republic of China (PRC). The LRFF trade presently Includes a wide variety of fish, but Is dominated by several kinds of groupers.
This Strategic Plan provides an integrated overview of a science based to living marine resource conservation and management in the Pacific Islands Region. The goals and objectives reflect here also generally reflect NOAA Fisheries national goals with appropriate acknowledgements of the unique cultural, historical, geographical and ecological features that characterize the people and living marine resources of the region