Coastal Fisheries Programme


Number 120 (January–March 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 this issue of the Fisheries Newsletter. We present a very interesting article on the ISO 22000 Certification. This new standard specifies requirements for a food safety management system in which an organisation in the food handling chain needs to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption.

Franck Magron, following on an article published in Fisheries Newsletter #117, describes sources of information for shallow water bathymetry and how these sources can be used to produce bathymetric maps for coastal fisheries management purposes.

Jean-Paul Gaudechoux

Fisheries Information Adviser

In this issue


Reef Fisheries Observatory (pdf: )

  • Fieldwork and surveys in the Cook Islands
  • The Live Reef Fisheries Trade Initiative

Aquaculture Section (pdf: )

  • Impacts of Policy and Institutional Environment on ACIAR Research in the South Pacific
  • SPC Aquaculture Section assists with aquaculture environmental impacts in the Federated States of Micronesia and Cook Islands
  • Fiji: Update on Dairy Farms Fiji's Macrobrachium shrimp farm and J. Hunter Ltd's Pearl Farm
  • Publications update

Nearshore Fisheries Development and Training Section (pdf: )

  • SPC assistance to New Caledonia-based tuna longline fishing company
  • Minimising sea turtle mortality from interactions from longline fishing gear
  • Fisheries Development Officer visits Port Moresby, PNG to look at the domestic longline fishery and to deploy FADs
  • DEVFISH Project update

Coastal Fisheries Management Section (pdf: )

  • Coastal Fisheries Management Programme in the Solomon Islands
  • Developing a coastal fisheries legislation for Kiribati


  • The fishing capacity of longline and pole-and-line fleets in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean
  • Spearfishing in the Pacific Islands: Can it be managed?
  • Urgent ban to protect 7 species


  • Coral uses and perspectives on sustainable development in Solomon Islands, by Antoine Teitelbaum (pdf: )
  • SO 22000 Standard: A food safety management system, by Vincent Talbot (pdf: )
  • Shallow water bathymetry, by Franck Magron (pdf: )

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Fisheries Newsletter #120 (pdf: )


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