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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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SPC Fisheries Newsletter #157

Very large sea cucumbers, as those proudly displayed in the picture to the right, have been named ‘Pacific black gold’, probably because they fetch very high prices, but most certainly because they are fast becoming as rare as gold in the region. In 2012, fisheries authorities in French Polynesia decided to close a rapidly expanding sea cucumber fishery until a management plan was in place. Arsène Stein describes in detail the approach taken by the Department of Marine Resources to develop this management plan, which involved communities in the monitoring and control of the fishery...

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11th SPC Heads of Fisheries Meeting,
11–15 March 2019

 

The SPC HoF meeting provides oversight of all SPC work in the field of fisheries and aquaculture, as well as an opportunity to discuss topics of special interest. It covers both of SPC's Oceanic and Coastal Fisheries Programmes, which form the Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystem Division (FAME). The meeting is intended to cover the entire range of work of national and territorial fisheries administrations. It may discuss issues outside the current range of the SPC work programme. This 'big-picture' view of fisheries is essential for longer-term planning and is also of considerable assistance to other agencies, institutions, regional non-governmental organisations (NGOs) / civil society organisations (CSOs) and donors interested in national as well as regional issues...

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Solomon Islands Aquaculture Management and Development Plan 2018—2023

 

The Aquaculture Division of MFMR comprises three units; namely the Inland section, the Coastal section, and the Onshore Development, Investment and Marketing section. The Inland and Coastal sections mainly focus on livelihood needs. Commodities that are captured under these sections are tilapia, sea cucumber, corals and seaweed. The Onshore Development, Investment and Marketing section targets the commercial species that are prioritised within the development plan...

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Niue Marine Ecological Surveys, 2016 and 2017

Niue is a small, remote, upraised island with limited reef development and no lagoon system. The eastern and southern coasts are exposed to swells driven by southeasterly trade winds, resulting in limited reef extension along these coasts. There is a marginally greater extension of reef terrace on the more sheltered west coast. Ten years ago, the annual consumption of fresh fish per person was estimated to be lower than the regional average; however, a more recent survey stated that over 80% of households fish for home consumption, suggesting that there has been significant fishing pressure on Niue’s reefs in the intervening period.

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