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  • 20
  • Aug

A NEW newly released stock assessment that shows bigeye tuna is being over-fished underlines why the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) must take decisive action at its December annual meeting to reduce further reductions in bigeye mortality.

  • 20
  • Aug

SCIENTISTS have released new assessments of tuna populations in the western and central Pacific Ocean, and the results include several troubling developments for the world’s largest tuna fishing grounds.

  • 20
  • Aug

PEW, Greenpeace and World Wide Fund (WWF) have congratulated the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) for their increased commitments to the sustainable management of their tuna fisheries.

  • 20
  • Aug

THE head of one of the region's key fishing agencies, the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA), says he has witnessed clashes at sea over fishing but nothing as tragic as the killing of several men on the high seas, portrayed in a Youtube video Monday.

  • 20
  • Aug

Members of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) are meeting this week at the South Pacific Community Headquarters in Noumea, New Caledonia to discuss trade and economic issues and initiatives that will boost trade relations between Melanesian countries under the newly revised MSG Trade Agreement to be finalized in 2015.

  • 20
  • Aug

FIJI SUN: Australian investment in Fiji in 2013 increased by a whopping 559 per cent when compared with 2012.

  • 20
  • Aug

Mining giant Rio Tinto is considering the future of its key stake in a company that has lost the right to mine in Bougainville.

  • 19
  • Aug

LONGLINE fishing vessels will be the next issue Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) will be targeting to engage in the vessel day scheme (VDS) to generate more revenue for member nations as well as control tuna harvesting in the region.

  • 18
  • Aug

SPREP - Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands are part of a USD 6 million dollar project spanning five years, to conserve dugongs and sea-grass across the Indian and Pacific Ocean basins.

  • 18
  • Aug

The global number of children in child labour has declined by one third since 2000, from 246 million to 168 million children and more than half of them, 85 million, are in hazardous work.

  • 12
  • Aug

RNZI: The latest figures from the Samoa Ministry of Health say eight people have been diagnosed with chikungunya virus after the first 20 specimens were sent overseas for tests.

  • 12
  • Aug

(SPC), Suva  - This year marks the first year of the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All.  At the Pacific Regional Energy and Transport (Aviation and Maritime) Ministers' Meeting in Nadi, Fiji, in April 2014, which was convened by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Ministers acknowledged the central enabling role of energy in sustainable development in a region where effective and efficient transport, especially maritime transport, underpins people’s lives.

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