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Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has again called for a 10-year moratorium on sea-bed mining, at a time that many Pacific island nations are preparing for new frontiers of resource exploitation in the marine environment. Link to the full...
SPREP would like to call for tenders from qualified and experienced consultancy firms or individuals who can offer their services in promoting and gauging levels of support by Pacific Island Members for the proposed target of 30 percent of the...
The President of the UN's global climate change conference, COP 24, has highlighted the issue of shipwrecks that lie in the waters of some Pacific nations. Poland's Michal Kurtyka issued a statement to wish Pacific leaders the best as they headed...
Indigenous Pacific knowledge should inform the science to save the world's oceans.That was the consensus among Pacific ocean scientists and other regional stakeholders who gathered in New Caledonia recently for the first global workshop aimed at...
After years of federally mandated protection, scientists see signs that this once ecologically fertile area known as the Hawaiian-Emperor Seamount Chain is making a comeback. Link to full article below. 
The Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner under the Pacific Islands Forum aims to coordinate more effective responses from regional governments when it comes to policies affecting our ocean and seas. Link to full article below. 
Rubbish has been washing up on its isolated beaches in the Pitcairn chain at a rate of several thousand bits of plastic a day. Link to full article below. 
The head of the United Nations body responsible for ocean conservation says indigenous Pacific knowledge can help define the science needed to save the ocean. Link to full article below.
POFC 2019 is organised by the Pacific Ocean Finance Program, implemented through the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and the Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner (OPOC; affiliated with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat). The...
The stakes are high for the Pacific, where the pulse of an ailing ocean is sounding a warning for the future of its 12 million people. Whatever the issue- stronger storm surges, rising temperatures in an already warm ocean, overfishing, plastic and...