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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 two sections: the Aquaculture Section and the Coastal Fisheries Management, Science and Livelihoods Section.

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SPC Fisheries Newsletter #163

Tuna data collection in the Philippines, oyster aquaculture in Fiji, reef fish minimum sizes in Solomon Islands, work with communities in Kiribati, tuna transshipment issues, how to provide scientific and technical assistance in a COVID-19 world... These are some of the topics covered in this vey rich and diverse issue of our Fisheries Newsletter.

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The status of sea cucumber stocks in the Kingdom of Tonga

 

Bêche-de-mer, the processed version of sea cucumber, has historically been the main invertebrate export fishery in Tonga. A total of 26 described species have been observed during surveys in the shallow water lagoon and reef front habitats around Tonga...

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Status of mangrove crabs around Pohnpei Island, Federated States of Micronesia

 

Mangrove crab populations around Pohnpei are currently in a sustainable state but are displaying characteristics associated with heavy fishing pressure. The assessment showed that the average carapace width (CW) of all trapped crabs was 14 cm, which is 2 cm smaller than the average size reported in 1978 when the last detailed study was done.

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Whale, dolphin and seabird ID cards, 2nd edition

These identification cards are produced to help with the identification of species of special interest (protected species) encountered in the western and central Pacific Ocean (WCPO). The cards can be easily accessed while working on deck during fishing operations to verify and correctly identify species.

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