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Representatives from five Pacific island countries have been in Nadi this week to begin the development of regional and national plans to implement the European Union (EU) funded Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership (PEUMP) programme Bycatch...
The ecology of many coral reefs has changed markedly over recent decades in response to various combinations of local and global stressors. These ecological changes have important implications for the abundance of taxa that regulate the production...
Coral reefs underpin a range of ecosystem goods and services that contribute to the well‐being of millions of people. However, tropical coral reefs in the Anthropocene are likely to be functionally different from reefs in the past. In this...
One of the foremost strategies for the recovery of marine ecosystems that has proven successful in other countries is the establishment of marine reserves. By protecting all marine life within a marine reserve, fish and lobsters grow older and...
Marine resources play a vital role in food security for coastal communities across Papua New Guinea, which, after Australia, is the largest and most populated country in Oceania. The maintenance of marine ecosystem integrity (the health of these...
Long-term ecological monitoring of reef fish populations often requires the simultaneous collection of data on benthic habitats in order to account for the effects of these variables on fish assemblage structure. Here, we described an approach to...
The Plan and Initiative aim to support the protection and restoration of marine ecosystems while promoting inclusive livelihoods, in line with SDG 14 (life below water). Click on the link below to read the full article. 
Despite being notoriously destructive, bottom trawling is a popular fishing method, responsible for catching around 25% of all wild-caught seafood. 
 ...the marine environment (temperature, pressure, salinity, light, nutrients, oxygen, currents, physical structures, etc.) and the species that inhabit it vary dramatically with depth. One just has to read the latest articles about ...
Though we share this big, blue planet with thousands of species, human beings don’t always show the respect we should to the animal kingdom. Nowhere is that more apparent than in our waste-filled, polluted oceans and seas. Click on the link below to...