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About SPC's Coastal Fisheries Programme (CFP)

The Coastal Fisheries Programme (CFP) is one of two programmes that make up the Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystem (FAME) Division of SPC, the other one being the Oceanic Fisheries Programme. The CFP’s goal is: “coastal fisheries, nearshore fisheries and aquaculture in Pacific Island Countries and Territories are managed and developed sustainably”. The CFP is made up of three sections: Aquaculture, Nearshore Fisheries Development and Coastal Fisheries Science and Management.

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2nd SPC Regional Technical Meeting on Coastal Fisheries (12–15 November 2018)

 

The second RTMCF meeting has been arranged to carry forward the work and momentum generated from the first meeting, and aims to address some specific outcomes as agreed by representatives at the Tenth Heads of Fisheries Meeting held in Noumea in March 2017.

The overarching theme is to discuss and address some of the main issues affecting coastal fisheries in support of better resource management, equitable access to resources and the safety of fishers.

It will take place at SPC headquarters, Noumea, New Caledonia, from 12–15 November 2018.

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SPC Fisheries Newsletter #156

Climate change is usually associated with increasing temperatures and rising sea level. But these are only two of its many consequences, even if they are perhaps the most dramatic. Johann Bell and Tarûb Bahri, in their article on page 43, discuss the likely consequences of climate change for industrial and coastal fisheries of the Pacific Islands region, as well as for aquaculture. For industrial fisheries, it is predicted that the four main tuna stocks – albacore, bigeye, skipjack and yellowfin – will be ‘relatively’ unharmed by climate change because of their ability to move to favourable areas...

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Women in Fisheries Information Bulletin #28

The first article in this edition is by Alyssa S. Thomas and co-authors on the ‘Impact of Tropical Cyclone Winston on mud crab fishers in Fiji’. The authors assessed the social and economic impact of Cyclone Winston on the mud crab fishers in Bua Province in Fiji two to three months after the cyclone. The results of the study showed that the Category 5 cyclone had a wide impact on fishers’ communities in Fiji and there were notable differences between men and women and on their investment on the mud crab fishery...

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Handling seafood in the Pacific Islands: Information sheets for fishers, vendors and consumers

 

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Fish is an essential part of the diet in the Pacific Islands. Much of the fish that is eaten has been caught and traded by someone other than the consumer. To assure that fresh and healthy fish is accessible through these distribution chains, the handling of fish must be hygienic and appropriate. This folder contains five information sheets about ways to keep fish fresh, healthy and safe for human consumption for as long as possible. The information sheets contain information about how to handle and care for fish as a fisher, fish vendor or customer, to make sure that fish stays fresh, healthy and safe for human consumption. They are structured according to four rules: care, cool, clean, and quick. The information sheet for customers also includes a guide for how to choose the freshest fish....

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