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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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Third SPC Regional Technical Meeting on Costal Fisheries (5–8 Nov.)

 

The RTMCF3 overarching theme is to discuss and address some of the main technical issues affecting coastal fisheries and aquaculture in support of better science-based resource management, equitable access to resources and the safety of fishers. The Forum Leaders have tasked SPC to coordinate with National Fisheries Agencies, CROP agencies and regional and national community groups, to strengthen support and resourcing for coastal fisheries management. Better data on coastal fisheries management will also allow countries to report against indicators under the Sustainable Development Goal 14 on Oceans.

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BEST PRACTICES for the aquarium trade

These guidelines were compiled and based on what is currently considered as “best practice” in the collection, transport, holding and export of marine aquarium organisms that are destined for the hobby trade, rather than, for example, public aquaria. However, and perhaps most importantly, they also describe procedures that will hopefully contribute to the long-term sustainability of local resources, which, in turn, is essential for sustaining the local trade and economy.

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Solomon Islands: Technical guidelines for quarantine

The Solomon Island Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) took the decision, after various national stakeholder consultations, to facilitate the introduction of an improved strain of the aquatic species Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), known as the genetically improved farmed tilapia, or Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT)....

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SPC Fisheries Newsletter #159

Stocks of the four main tuna species fished in Oceania are in relatively good health. This is one of the conclusions of the studies conducted by SPC’s Ocean Fisheries Programme and presented at the 15th meeting of the Scientific Committee of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission. But things aren’t completely rosy: overall catches keep increasing; the side effects of certain techniques, including drifting FADs, need to be better controlled and limited; and the impact of fishing on nontarget species, particularly on sharks and rays, remains too great...

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