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9:11 pm GMT+12, 08/12/2016
 
Pacific nations are initiating a watch list of vessel masters linked to the WCPFC IUU vessel blacklist. The move to strengthen tracking of Illegal, Unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing vessels with another layer of information listing vessel masters, is hoping to gain traction amongst Tuna Commission members.     “At the moment we blacklist boats that have been caught illegally fishing, but as we all know, it is » read more
 
Forum Fisheries nations express condolences on passing of Nauru Fisheries Minister Valdon Dowiyogo Landslides and collapsed buildings in Solomons
Tuna Commission negotiations – disappointment and progress on key tuna species Frustration as Tuna commission faces unexpected obstacles to improving observer safety
 
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New UN report finds marine debris harming more than 800 species, costing countries millions
4:02 pm GMT+12, 06/12/2016, Mexico
 Marine debris is negatively affecting more than 800 animal species and causing serious losses to many countries' economies, according to a United Nations report launched today.   The report, Marine Debris: Understanding, Preventing and Mitigating the Significant Adverse Read more

Wetlands strengthening island resilience through renewed partnerships with SPREP
The renewal of a partnership between the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Progr
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UN conference adopts 'Cancun Declaration,' ramping up efforts to protect world's biodiversity
 More than 190 countries at a major United Nations conference in Mexico have pledged to s
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PNA representatives brief island media on key fisheries issues
Parties to the Nauru Agreement representatives briefed media from the Pacific region during a
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A new partnership starts between the EU and the Cook Islands
The European Union and the Cook Islands have agreed on all the elements of their brand-new Sus
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Business News
Hundreds of jobs lost as Tri Marine explains the failure of its plant in American Samoa
10:59 pm GMT+12, 07/12/2016, Fiji
By Samisoni Pareti, www.islandsbusiness.com   Pacific fisheries managers’ fight to save its lucrative tuna fishery at a weeklong meeting with the world’s leading fishing nations in Fiji this week could not ironically save the jobs of almost one thousand men and women who Read more

Digicel Group earnings hit by currency movements
Digicel Group reported a marginal dip in revenue and earnings in its September second quarter,
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Australia's ABC to end Pacific shortwave service
The ABC will end its shortwave transmission service in the Northern Territory and to internati
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Niue Vanilla selling sweetly in Auckland’s Trade Aid stores
Looking for 100% Pure Organic Niue Vanilla pods or essence?   It’s now availab
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ANZ Vanuatu measures impact of financial literacy training
ANZ has launched the first MoneyMinded impact report for Vanuatu, following the successful del
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Sports News
Gold medalist coach Ben Ryan is Pacific Person of the Year
4:20 pm GMT+12, 08/12/2016, Fiji
By Netani Rika     With the world now his oyster, former Fijian sevens coach Ben Ryan has more opportunities than he can shake a stick at.     Movie deals, speaking tours, a book and now the possibility of a Super Rugby franchise.     Even the New York Read more

Pacific Games Council disappointed due to lack of support for VAN2017 Pacific Mini Games
The Pacific Games Council (PGC) is very disappointed that the Organising Committee for the Van
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Korea DPR are the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Champions
Korea DPR are the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Champions.   They had
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Draw made for Cape Town sevens
World Rugby has announced the pools for the second round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series
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South Africa beat Olympic champions to take gold in Dubai
South Africa claimed top prize in Dubai on Saturday after they beat last season's series c
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