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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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Assessment of the coconut crab (Birgus latro) at Palmerston Atoll, Cook Islands

 

The primary objective of the assessment was to collect information on coconut crab population status, size structure and distribution to provide an index of relative abundance and population estimates of coconut crabs for each islet and the atoll as a whole. The secondary objective was to train and build the capacity of the Palmerston community in conducting coconut crab surveys.

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SPC Fisheries Newsletter #161

It will likely take months, if not years, to identify the myriad consequences of the COVID-19 crisis that has been affecting the world since the beginning of 2020. From a health perspective, our region has been relatively unscathed, with only a few cases, thanks in part to the rapid closure of borders. Several articles in this issue detail the possible impacts of COVID-19 on Pacific Island fisheries, and show that no one is spared, not even remote coastal communities, which, despite everything, depend on trade that can no longer take place because seafood markets are closed, or means of transport are at a standstill...

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Manual on anchored fish aggregating devices(FADs): An update on FAD gear technology, designs and deployment methods for the Pacific Island region

 

 

This manual updates the SPC 2005 FAD manual (Chapman et al. 2005) by drawing on experience and lessons learned by FAD practitioners across the Pacific over the past decade. Practitioners include individuals from regional organisations, national and provincial governments, non-governmental organisations, and fisher associations and communities...

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Giant clams of the Cook Islands - Let’s restore a national treasure!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The harvesting of giant clams, or pā’ua, is part of Cook Islands culture. This newly published leaflet, produced by the Ministry of Marine Resources in collaboration with SPC, explains why it is important to protect this national treasure.

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