Coastal Fisheries Programme


Number 122 (July–September 2007)

Produced by the Information Section, Marine Resources Division, SPC, B.P. D5, 98848 Noumea Cedex, New Caledonia. Fax: (687) 263818.

Produced with financial assistance from France, Australia and New Zealand


The SPC Library and the Marine Resources Division have developed a full text Digital Library which is now available online. This Digital Library will enable users to gain online access to electronic versions (in PDF format) of more than 5000 fisheries and aquaculture-related documents, in French and in English, produced by, for, or in collaboration with SPC. The Digital Library is full text searchable. This new tool was developed for the fisheries administrations of the Pacific Islands countries and territories to improve their access to comprehensive, updated, and high quality information.

Franck Magron, in his feature article on page 38 describes the general process of creating a digital library, whereas the second part shows how to practically use the fisheries digital library. To start using the Digital Library, please visit the following URL:

Jean-Paul Gaudechoux

Fisheries Information Adviser

In this issue


Reef Fisheries Observatory (pdf: )

  • Fieldwork in Fiji Islands
  • Fieldwork and surveys in the Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Database assistance to Vanuatu
  • Technical manual for socioeconomic surveys

Coastal Fisheries Management Section (pdf: )

  • US Coral Reef Task Force meeting in American Samoa
  • Refresher workshop on community-based fisheries management for the two Samoas
  • Preliminary study for the development of management plans for Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
  • Upcoming events

Nearshore Fisheries Development and Training Section (pdf: )

  • Longline assistance project in the Cook Islands
  • Faculty of Islands and Oceans offers a new programme in sustainable fisheries
  • DevFish session on tuna fisheries statistics at SPC Heads of Planning and Statistics Meeting
  • Cetacean depredation on commercial tuna longline fishing operations in Fiji
  • "Start Your Fishing Business" training in the Cook Islands, Tonga, Samoa and Kiribati - an update
  • Vanuatu Maritime College to host the next SPC "Practical Safety and Fishing course for fisheries officers"

Aquaculture Section (pdf: )

  • Vietnam aquaculture study tour
  • Ten years of pearl farming trials in Kiribati
  • SPC Aquaculture Officer participates in forum on sustainable development of Pacific coastal resources


  • Keeping seafood safe
  • Postlarval fish capture and grow-out manual
  • Fish - A cornerstone of future food security for the Pacific
  • The collected works of R.E. Johannes available
  • Organization seeks manuscripts dealing with fisheries and coastal marine issues


  • SPC Coastal and Oceanic Fisheries Digital Library, by Franck Magron  (pdf: )
  • Partners for the benefit of all", by Magele Etuati Ropeti (pdf: )

Download the complete publication:

Fisheries Newsletter #122 (pdf: )


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