Coastal Fisheries Programme
Women in Fisheries Information Bulletin #08
Number 8 - March 2001


Coordinator: Lyn Lambeth, Community Fisheries Officer, P.O. BOX D5, 98848 Noumea Cedex, New Caledonia.

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Production: Information Section, Marine Resources Division, SPC, BP D5, 98848 Noumea Cedex, New Caledonia. Fax +687 263818.

Prepared with financial assistance from Australia, France and New Zealand.

Editor's note

Welcome to the eighth issue of the Women in Fisheries Special Interest Group Bulletin. This issue reports on the activities of the SPC Community Fisheries Section, and includes the appointment of a new Community Fisheries Adviser, workshops in Tuvalu and Kosrae, field work on marine invertebrates collected by women in Niue, assistance for the new community-based fisheries management programme in American Samoa, and a review of the village fisheries management plans in Samoa.

For this issue I was assisted by Lilian Fay Sauni, a USP Masters student in marine science who was on a training attachment with the SPC Community Fisheries Section in November 2000. Lilian helped with the compilation of articles for the What's happening within the region and What's happening outside the region sections.

From around the Pacific region we have a tribute to Anne Luior, National Women's Interest Officer for FSM, who lost her battle with breast cancer in December 2000; a report on marine conservation and tourism development for the Marshall Islands; the crab fisherwomen of New Caledonia; and fisheries training for Pacific Island women in New Zealand.

The news from outside the region includes an interview with the female president of a fisherman's cooperative in Brazil; a workshop on gender and coastal fishing communities in Latin America; and former fighters turning to a more peaceful life of seaweed farming in Mindanao, Philippines

Details and reviews of books and publications appear at the end of this issue.

Contributions in the form of articles, papers, news and information are welcome. Articles can be in French or English; the bulletin is published separately in both languages. This and other SPC bulletins are available online at

Please address all inquiries to:

Lyn Lambeth
Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
98848 Noumea Cedex
New Caledonia

Ph: +687 262000
Fax: +687 263818
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Making the best of the pest that clogs the nets
Edwards J., Naidoo R., Poole S. (pdf: 31 KB)

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