Coastal Fisheries Programme


Number 121 (April–June 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


Welcome to the latest issue of the Fisheries Newsletter. We present a very interesting feature article on a canoe building and inshore fish aggregation device project in Nauru. The aim of this project is to reduce pressure on the overexploited nearshore fishery resources and to provide food security for Nauruans.

I also draw your attention to page 34 to a contribution by Wesley Garofe and Gideon Tiroba on the impact of the recent tsunami on aquaculture activities in the Solomon Islands, particularly on marine coastal areas of central Western and Choiseul provinces. The photos shown with the article speak for themselves.

Jean-Paul Gaudechoux

Fisheries Information Adviser

In this issue


Reef Fisheries Observatory (pdf: )

  • Reef Fisheries Observatory
  • Fieldwork and surveys in Palau
• The Live Reef Fish Trade (LRFT) Initiative

Coastal Fisheries Management Section (pdf: )

  • Refresher programme for Niue's community-based fisheries management plan
  • An update from Nauru
  • A review of the Marshall Islands Management Programme for Island Communities

Nearshore Fisheries Development and Training Section (pdf: )

  • Technical assistance to a New Caledonia domestic longline fishing company
  • Economic benefit of a domestic tuna longline fishery
  • Sea safety posters for Tokelau and Nauru
  • Development of an innovative training programme
  • Start Your Fishing Business (SYFB) training in Polynesia
  • In brief

Aquaculture Section (pdf: )

  • Update on aquaculture activities in the Marshall Islands
  • First commercial harvest of red tilapia in Vanuatu
  • National Pearl Workshop - Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • 18th NACA Governing Council Meeting, Bali, Indonesia
  • Aquaculture updates from Nauru
  • FAO workshop on Understanding and Applying Risk Analysis in Aquaculture


  • Impact of tsunami on Solomon Islands aquaculture activities
  • EU checks on contaminants


  • Experimental stocking and community management of tilapia in Lake Satoalepai, by Satya Nandlal, Cathy Hair and Tauvae Sua  (pdf: )
  • Pacific Islanders gain specific know-how on grouper hatchery techniques, by Antoine Teitelbaum (pdf: )
  • An innovative canoe building and inshore-FAD project in Nauru, by Michel Blanc and William Sokimi (pdf: )

Download the complete publication:

Fisheries Newsletter #121 (pdf: )


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