May 09, 2021 Last Updated 7:04 AM, May 7, 2021
 A marine scientist who studies a common fishing device’s impact on the world’s oceans – and how to minimise that impact – and a fisheries policy expert urge immediate action to adopt proven innovations. By Gala Moreno, Ph.D. and Claire van der Geest  About 60 per cent of the world’s…
Last modified on Tuesday, 05 December 2017 21:07

Japan, here we come

 Flights open By NETANI RIKA, Pasay City, Philippines DIRECT flights from Fiji to Japan are expected to boost sales of tuna from the Pacific and create larger profits for regional exporters Fiji Airways is expected to announce the resumption of its Narita flights on Wednesday. In 2009 Fiji’s national carrier…

Closing the fisheries loop holes

Authorities battle with e-monitoring By NETANI RIKA, Pasay City, the Philippines WHEN the Pacific met its international partners at the 12th Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission in Bali, Indonesia in 2015 it was grappling with illegal operations at sea. Figures at the time claimed that Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported fisheries…
Last modified on Tuesday, 05 December 2017 17:02

Hard decisions now

Fiji sets sights on distant water fishing nations By Netani Rika in Manila.   PACIFIC tuna is under threat from the world’s largest fishing nations including China, Japan and South Korea. And the inaction of the Western and Central Pacific Fishing Commission to control overfishing in the high seas and…
Last modified on Monday, 04 December 2017 12:47
French navy intercepts Vietnamese  fishermen By Netani Rika in Manila.     THE French Navy has intercepted two Vietnamese blue boats fishing illegally in New Caledonian waters. This is the second interdiction of Vietnamese boats by the Fench authorities in the Pacific this year. In a joint operation with the…
Last modified on Monday, 04 December 2017 12:48

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