FAME - 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 2019


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.




Pacific handbook for gender equity and social inclusion in coastal fisheries and aquaculture

This handbook is designed to give practical guidance on improving gender and social inclusion in coastal fisheries and aquaculture for staff working in fisheries agencies in Pacific Island countries and territories. It focuses on the responsibilities of Pacific Island governments to help promote sustainable development outcomes for all people relying on coastal fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods.


SPC Women in Fisheries Information Bulletin #29

The inclusion of gender in fisheries and aquaculture is considered central to sustainable development, and the Women in Fisheries Information Bulletin provides a sharing and learning platform for practitioners and scientists working in this space in the Pacific, and other parts of the world. This edition has 14 unique articles from Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, the broader Pacific and the Philippines.

Danika Kleiber and co-authors provide an overview of the ‘Pathways Project’ being implemented in Kiribati, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. The project focuses on strengthening and scaling community-based approaches to Pacific coastal fisheries in management support of the ‘New Song’...



Giant Clam production in the Republic of Marshall Islands: A condensed guideline


Many of the Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) have cultured giant clams by using varying methods that are particularly designed to suit individual country environmental conditions and to support the operation of hatcheries. This guidebook aims to provide basic information on culture techniques that are essential to giant clam mariculture. It is not the intention of this manual to provide culture methods in detail. It will only provide essential information, since giant clam culture manuals are available through many sources.

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