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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 three sections: Aquaculture, Nearshore Fisheries Development and Coastal Fisheries Science and Management.

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Beche-de-mer Information Bulletin #40

This 40th issue of the SPC Beche-de-mer Information Bulletin includes 15 original articles and scientific observations from a wide variety of regions around the world. We begin with an article by Di Simone et al., discussing the recent addition of three Holothuriidae species (teatfish: Holothuria fuscogilva, H. nobilis and H. whitmaei) to CITES Appendix 2. Di Simone and her colleagues note that this first “listing” for holothurians will probably be closely monitored to determine whether CITES is the right instrument for their conservation...

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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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Aquarium products in the Pacific Islands: A review of the fisheries, management and trade

 

In late 2019 there were 34 companies exporting aquarium products in the Pacific Islands region. Most of them were quite small, especially in Kiribati (which had the most, 13). About 257 people (full-time equivalent) were directly employed by these 34 companies. The three countries employing the most people were Kiribati (90 people), Fiji (60) and Tonga (55). This report is an overview of the fisheries, management and trade of aquarium products in the Pacific Island region...

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Women in Fisheries Information Bulletin #31

Happy International Women’s Day! This 31st issue of the Pacific Community’s Women in Fisheries Information Bulletin includes eighteen original articles from Fiji, Indonesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands and Solomon Islands. Topics covered include tuna, roles of women as fishers and sellers in small-scale fisheries, and gender considerations for coastal livelihoods...

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