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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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Women in Fisheries #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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Tonga National Aquaculture Management
and Development Plan 2018—2022

 

This plan draws and builds on the progress from the ‘Tonga Aquaculture Commodity Development Plan 2010–2014’ that guided the aquaculture sector development from 2010–2014, and the ‘Tonga National Aquaculture Management and Development Plan (2014–2019)’, which will become redundant after the approval of this plan.

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SPC Fisheries Newsletter #155

Size limits seem to have regained popularity in the reef fisheries world. They are the main topic of two very interesting articles in this issue, among many others.

Imposing species-specific size limits is one of the management measures used to ensure that animals will have a chance to reach adult size and reproduce successfully before being caught. But for this to happen, the size of maturity of the species must be known, which is not the case for many tropical reef fish. In Fiji, scientists have partnered with communities to study and estimate the size of maturity of 46 of the main reef fish species consumed or sold there. They hope that their results will be broadly applicable across the Pacific Islands region with minor adjustments.

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