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



14th SPC Heads of Fisheries Meeting

The 14th SPC Heads of Fisheries Meeting will take place at SPC headquarters in Noumea, New Caledonia, from 13–17 June 2022. The meeting will also take place virtually to allow everyone to participate, despite some travel restrictions still in place. The SPC Heads of Fisheries 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.



Rights of nature and their relevance to coastal fisheries

This new information paper provides a brief overview of the rights of nature movement that has spread in a growing number of countries throughout the world, highlights the key features of these rights and identifies the challenges to their effective implementation, including in coastal fisheries management.

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SPC Fisheries Newsletter #167

This issue includes nine articles covering topics as diverse as the use of underwater cameras to assess marine biodiversity, the challenges of implementing rights of nature, an assessment of artisanal fish aggregation devices, the challenges of managing high seas fisheries, and a journey into the world of age and maturity in the Pacific lobster fishery.


SPC Fisheries Address Book 2022

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.

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Other recent articles:

  • SPC Beche-de-Mer Information Bulletin #41
  • SPC Women in fisheries Information Bulletin #35 
  • SPC Fisheries Newsletter #166 
  • Scaling up community-based fisheries management: Regional workshop report  Download the PDF
  • Assessment of COVID-19 socio-economic impacts on Special Management Area households and small-scale fishers in Tonga Download the report
  • Policy Brief #37 on scaling up community-based fisheries management Download the PDF
  • The Fourth SPC Regional Technical Meeting on Coastal Fisheries and Aquaculture (RTMCFA4) took place on 12–15 October 2021  Read more.
  • 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)

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