Coastal Fisheries Programme


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.


SPC Fisheries Address Book 2020

The SPC Fisheries Address Book contains more than 1500 individual contacts of fisheries-related people, mainly from the Pacific Islands Region, but also from other parts of the world. For each Pacific Island country or territory, additional information on EEZ and emerged land areas, population, currency, official language(s) and local time is given. The SPC Fisheries Address Book is verified and updated each year.


SPC Fisheries Newsletter #160


Anchored fish aggregating devices, which facilitate small-scale fishers’ access to offshore fish such as tuna, are considered to be one of the most promising fishing tools in the Pacific Islands region. These FADs help compensate for declining reef fish resources and help meet the growing need for protein associated with a rapidly growing human population. But, as William Sokimi explains in his article, if anchored FADs are to become an essential component of the livelihoods of fishers and coastal communities, national fisheries authorities need to implement sustainable FAD programmes that are backed by stable and recurrent funding, dedicated specialist staff, and spare parts to replace lost FADs.


12th SPC Heads of Fisheries Meeting (16–20 March)

The 12th SPC Heads of Fisheries Meeting will take place in Noumea, on the 16–20 March. This meeting provides technical oversight of all SPC work in the field of fisheries and aquaculture, as well as an opportunity to discuss in detail topics of special interest. It covers both of SPC's Fisheries Programmes: Oceanic and Coastal. The Heads of Fisheries meeting is intended to cover the entire range of work of national and territorial fisheries administrations.


A new idea for coastal fisheries

A “New idea” tool for guiding conversations about a new livelihood activity and helping to answer the question “Is this a good idea?”. This guide seeks to support extension officers and community organisers to ensure that all relevant aspects of a proposed livelihood innovation are considered. It provides a structured process and guiding questions to assess the viability of a proposed activity within five broad domains: 1) natural resources, 2) equipment, 3) skills, 4) markets, and 5) finances.


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