Longstanding concerns over the South Pacific’s stock of albacore tuna have been raised once again at a recent meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission’s (WCPFC)Scientific Committee.
Around 500 scientists from 44 countries have signed a letter urging a moratorium on ocean mining, an activity that researchers say could be adversely affect fisheries, in particular deep-sea catches like tuna.
In a communique released by the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) leaders last week, 18 member countries and territories stated that vaccination will facilitate the transit and return of fishing crew and seafarers to their countries.
Pacific Ministers have identified dealing with the immediate impacts of COVID-19 and the longer-term threats of climate change on offshore fisheries as key areas to address, at the 18th Forum Fisheries Committee Ministerial meeting (FFCMin18), which concluded yesterday.
Small Pacific Island states depend on their commercial fisheries for food supplies and economic health. But our new research shows climate change will dramatically alter tuna stocks in the tropical Pacific, with potentially severe consequences for the people who depend on them.
The Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) is warning that its certification of 22 tuna fisheries in the Western Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) could be suspended if regional fisheries management organizations fail to act on measures to keep the fisheries harvested at sustainable levels.
Pacific Island heads of states and fisheries ministers have agreed that more needs to be done to protect our oceans from ongoing threats and exploitation. The ministers made this commitment at the 5th France-Oceania Summit, which was held virtually on 19 July from Papeete in Tahiti.
After six years, the second Oceanic Fisheries Management Project in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) has come to an end...The aim of the project was to help the small island developing states of the WCPO ensure the sustainable management of their oceanic fisheries and to better unders
New Zealand has signed an agreement of more than US$12 million with the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA). The five-year arrangement aimed to support the sustainable management of the Pacific's offshore fisheries.