Are Marine Protected Areas effective for tuna conservation?

The first-ever quantitative evaluation of the contribution of no-take Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) to the conservation of tropical tunas in the western and central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) has been published in Frontiers

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U.S. considers Solomon Islands tuna plant investment

The United States is considering investing in a tuna-canning facility under construction in the Solomon Islands. The United States, Australia, and New Zealand have been competing with China for influence in the Pacific.

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Marshall Islands sees tuna rebound

Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (MIMRA) records show that tuna transshipment in Majuro rebounded following the disastrous first year of Covid in 2020 when transshipment plummeted by 60 percent compared to

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Impact of Japan’s wastewater plan will be ‘devastating’: Moss-Christian

The newly appointed executive director of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) tasked to take on the cause of protecting the world’s tuna stocks has raised alarm by Japan’s plan to release

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StarKist Samoa to hire Samoan graduates

Starkist Samoa is targeting students graduating from Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) at the National University of Samoa (NUS). Samoa’s government owned newspaper reported that a partnership to

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Pacific Tuna fisheries may lose certification, MSC warns

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has warned 33 MSC-certified tuna fisheries in the region may lose certification if the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) fails to adopt management measures of

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WCPFC meet after three years due to COVID-19

The Executive Director of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) Feleti Teo says the Commission was severely challenged to adapt and to adjust to a new working environment dictated by the

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Why Western Central Pacific Ocean Tuna Fisheries’ certification is under threat

Approximately half of the world’s tuna catch comes from the Western Central Pacific Ocean. However, the long-term sustainability of these important stocks could be at risk if governments cannot agree joint strategies

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MSC extends Pacific tuna certification

Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) and Tokelau have welcomed the decision of the Marine Stewardship Council’s Independent Adjudicator to extend the scope of the MSC certification of the PNA tuna fishery to

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WESPAC opposes Pacific monument expansion

The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (WESPAC) has again made clear its position against further expansion of monuments in the Pacific Ocean and the possible consequences to the Pacific island fishing

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Samoan tuna company working to reestablish exports post-COVID

Apia Export Fish Packers, a Samoa-based tuna fishing company that employs only local residents, is working to get back in the export game post-COVID. Apia Export Fish Packers Co-Owner Steve Cleverly told SeafoodSource

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Solomon Islands tuna production rises despite COVID

Tuna production in the Solomon Islands increased this year despite a significantly smaller fish catch. The latest Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) quarterly report shows that the total catch dropped by 22% due to

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