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Women in Fisheries Information Bulletin #07

Number 7 - August 2000


Coordinator: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Community Fisheries Officer, P.O. BOX D5, 98848 Noumea Cedex, New Caledonia. Fax +687 263818

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 seventh issue of the Women in Fisheries Special Interest Group Bulletin. This and other SPC bulletins are available online at This issue of the bulletin reports on the activities of the SPC Community Fisheries Section, and includes information on staff changes within the section, work on the Vanuatu tuna industry management plan, a workshop in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), and preliminary findings from field work for Kosrae, Chuuk and Yap.


From around the Pacific region we have a possible tuna processing plant for Asau, Samoa; a report on the success of a Marshall Islands tuna loining plant; a comprehensive paper on marine biological knowledge and management in a village in Tonga; a fish smoking business taking off in Nauru; a record of some of the traditional beliefs concerning fishing practices and behaviour in Pohnpei; and the second regional course on seafood enterprise operations for Pacific Island women to be held in New Zealand.


The news from outside the region includes a summary of an article on eco-labelling and fair trade initiatives for seafood; a paper on the importance of men's involvement in gender and development work; a study on the role of women in aquaculture in Southeast Asia; and an article on Japan's experiences in community-based fisheries management.


Reviews of books and publications can be found at the end of the bulletin. This section also includes details of an e-mail conference on aquatic resources management for sustainable livelihoods of poor people.


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.

Please address all inquiries to:

Lyn Lambeth
Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
98848, Noumea Cedex
New CaledoniaPh: +687 262000
Fax: +687 263818
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