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Oceans

  • Fisheries Ministers express concerns over COVID-19 impacts

    August 13, 2020

    Fisheries Ministers from member countries of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) have expressed serious concern about the unprecedented impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on their domestic economies. This was during the 17th FFC Ministers meeting last week. Ministers have expressed strengthened commitments to regional solidarity and collaboration as central to confronting the impacts […]

  • FFC adopts the FFA Regional PSM framework

    August 5, 2020

    The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Committee (FFC) has successfully sanctioned the regional Port State Measure (PSM) framework at its 114th meeting held in June. According to the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency’s (FFA) Director-General, Dr Manu Tupou-Roosen, “this marks a significant milestone in the Agency’s efforts to strengthen and enhance port-based activities in relation to addressing […]

  • Climate Change Projection Maps for Fiji launched

    July 16, 2020

    The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) in partnership with the Fiji Meteorological Service today presented a series of climate projection maps for Fiji to Permanent Secretaries at a function held at the Suva Business Centre in Suva. The maps provide projections, using models based on data collated by CSIRO, of the average […]

  • Exchange of maritime boundaries data to boost fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance in region

    June 17, 2020

    A milestone has been reached by the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and the Pacific Community (SPC) following the successful completion of an agreement between the two organisations for the exchange of maritime boundaries data. This milestone also represents the achievement of a key outcome under the Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership (PEUMP) programme to […]

  • SPC launches new project, targets unemployed youths

    June 12, 2020

    The Pacific Community (SPC) has launched a new project dubbed “300 Coconut Bag Project” at the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) headquarters Monday. SPC in partnership with the Vanuatu Ocean Office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Vanuatu Society for People with Disability (VSDP) and the Ministry of Justice Disability team joined in the initiative […]

  • FFA convenes talks on Impacts of Climate Change on Tuna

    June 11, 2020

    THE Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) has hosted a one-day online discussion today, on the impacts of Climate Change on Offshore Fisheries. The meeting is part of the Secretariat’s work programme emanating from Forum Fisheries Ministers.  At their meeting held in Pohnpei, FSM in June 2019, Ministers agreed that this work would include: (i) […]

  • Meet the Innovator Protecting Our Oceans in Fiji: Misaeli Funaki

    June 10, 2020

    Misaeli Funaki is the Director of the Fiji Meteorological Service and he is always looking for innovative ways to predict what the ocean will do next. The work of his team is critical to saving lives and helping Pacific communities prepare for an uncertain future.   Tell us about yourself. I am originally from a […]

  • Tuvalu wields new data in the fight against climate change

    June 10, 2020

    If you’ve been following the news related to COVID-19, you will have heard the mantra “testing, testing, testing”. The understanding is, if we don’t know how the virus is spreading, how can we possibly contain or manage it? When you think about it, the same logic applies to climate change – how can we possibly […]

  • New kids book calls for nuclear justice on World Ocean Day

    June 10, 2020

    In commemorating World Ocean Day, a new children’s book was launched to celebrate the history and journey of nuclear justice in the Marshall Islands. Elimoñdik is the first in a new series of children’s books by author, Brooke Takala, from the Marshall Islands. It is a story told to two young boys, Ahti and Aapo, of […]