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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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Scaling up community-based fisheries management: Regional workshop report

 

The 12th Heads of Fisheries Meeting, supported by the First Regional Fisheries Ministers Meeting, called for an assessment of community-based fisheries management (CBFM) and scaling-up approaches in the region. In response, SPC organised a series of CBFM scaling-up workshops to assist SPC members develop and implement effective approaches that are appropriate for specific contexts. The report summarises the findings and outputs of these workshops.

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Policy Brief #37 on scaling up community-based fisheries management

 

The aim of this policy brief is to: 1) reiterate the importance of coastal fisheries and the need to scale-up management through community-based fisheries management (CBFM) approaches; 2) emphasise that the Pacific Framework for Action on Scaling up CBFM: 2021-2025 is a broad regional framework that provides regional and subregional guidance in implementing the scaling up of CBFM that supports and empowers local communities; and 3) highlight the agreed key actions required to support and ramp up implementation of the Framework for Action.

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Assessment of COVID-19 socio-economic impacts on Special Management Area households and small-scale fishers in Tonga

 

The Tonga Ministry of Fisheries (MoF) sought assistance from the Pacific Community (SPC) to conduct a socio-economic assessment of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the coastal fisheries sector...

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RTMCFA4 Outcomes and Actions Report is online

 

 

The Fourth SPC Regional Technical Meeting on Coastal Fisheries and Aquaculture (RTMCFA4) took place on 12–15 October 2021. It was a virtual meeting. The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss and address some of the main technical issues affecting coastal fisheries and aquaculture in support of better science-based resource management and the equitable access to resources, by capturing lessons learned from the ‘response phase’ of the COVID-19 pandemic, and identifying approaches and priorities as the region transitions to the ‘recovery phase’ in 2021–22 and beyond.

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Other recent articles:

  • SPC Fisheries Newsletter #165 Read more
  • Pacific Framework for Action on Scaling up Community-based Fisheries Management: 2021–2025 Read more
  • Women in Fisheries nformation Bulletin #34 Read more
  • Monitoring the vulnerability and adaptation of coastal fisheries to climate change – Majuro Atoll, RMI Download the Report (3MB)
  • SPC Fisheries Newsletter #164  Read more...
  • The status of sea cucumber populations in Samoa in 2019 Read more..
  • Pacific handbook for gender equity and social inclusion in coastal fisheries and aquaculture Read more..
  • Women in Fisheries Information Bulletin #33  Read more..
  • Pacific handbook for gender equity and social inclusion in coastal fisheries and aquaculture Read more..
  • Beche-de-mer Information Bulletin #41  Read more..
  • SPC Fisheries Newsletter #163  Read more...
  • The status of sea cucumber stocks in the Kingdom of Tonga Download the PDF (2 Mb)...
  • Status of mangrove crabs around Pohnpei Island, Federated States of Micronesia Download the PDF (3 MB)...
  • Whale, dolphin and seabird ID cards, 2nd edition Download the PDF (2 MB)...
  • SPC Fisheries Newsletter #162 Read more...
  • Comparison of artisanal fishing activities across a human population gradient in Kiribati, and the potential impacts on six targeted reef fish species Download...
  • Manual on anchored fish aggregating devices(FADs): An update on FAD gear technology, designs and deployment methods for the Pacific Island region Read more...
  • Assessment of the coconut crab (Birgus latro) at Palmerston Atoll, Cook Islands Read more...

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