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Luanda hosts 10th Summit of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States

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By Pita Ligaiula in Luanda, Angola Angola’s capital Luanda will this week will host the 10th Summit of Organisation Head of State and Government of Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (OACPS) fom 06 – 10 December. “Three Continents, Three Oceans, a Common Destiny: Building a Resilient and Sustainable OACPS” will be the theme of the meeting, in which Angola will assume the...

Nations come together as historic climate justice vote draws near

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Thursday’s release of the question to be voted on at the UN General Assembly as part of the bid for an International Court of Justice (ICJ) advisory opinion on climate change and human rights represents strides forward for climate justice that all nations must now get behind, a group of youth activists and civil society organisations said. A group of...

Pacific woman at the helm of Tuna Commission grateful to lead the multilateral organisation

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By Pita Ligaiula in Da Nang, Vietnam One of the strong Pacific women leaders in Fisheries says news of her appointment to head the Pacific Tuna Commission (WCPFC) is still sinking in. Rhea Moss-Christian, told Journalists in Da Nang, she was well prepared when she decided to apply for the position, a multilateral organisation she is no stranger to. She was the...

Japan’s plan to release nuke wastewater in Pacific Ocean will be devastating: New WCPFC Executive Director, Rhea Moss-Christian

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By Pita Ligaiula in Da Nang, Vietnam 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 nuke wastewater in the Pacific Ocean. Japan's plan to release over a million tons of radioactively contaminated cooling water from its...

MSC certification issue not in Tuna Commission agenda at WCPFC19: Teo

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By Pita Ligaiula in Da Nang, Vietnam The outgoing executive director of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) says the threat by Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) that 33 MSC-certified tuna fisheries in the region may lose certification is not on the Commission agenda this week. Feleti Teo made the clarification after MSC said if WCPFC fails to adopt management measures...

Climate change to be a permanent regular item for WCPFC

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By Pita Ligaiula in Da Nang, in Vietnam Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) has adopted a resolution for climate change to be part of its meeting agenda item. This was confirmed to journalists in Da Nang, Vietnam by WCPFC chair, Jungre Riley Kim. “We made some progress report regarding climate change. In Port Moresby, the Commission adopted a resolution on...

State of play: Skipjack Tuna management measures to be adopted at WCPFC19

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By Pita Ligaiula in Da Nang, Vietnam Senior executives of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) are adamant the Commission will adopt management measures of a harvest strategy for skipjack tuna before the meeting wraps in Vietnam this week. The long-term sustainability of the world’s most important tuna stocks, those in the Western Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) will be...

New WCPFC executive director will trail blaze for young women and girls in the Pacific

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By Pita Ligaiula in Da Nang, in Vietnam The chair of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) has praised the appointment of Rhea Moss-Christian as the first Pacific women to lead the Commission. Speaking to journalists WCPFC chair, Korean Jungre Riley Kim said Rhea Moss-Christian has a proven record of her excellent leadership when she was chair of the...

Calls for concrete binding measures on fishers’safety, security and well-being regulation at WCPFC 19

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By Pita Ligaiula in Da Nang, Vietnam Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) observing at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC 19) meeting this week in Vietnam have raised concerns about the implementation of a new conservation and management measure (CMM) for the safety, security and well-being of fisher crews. They also called for key safeguards and enhancements of the proposed regulation...

Op-Ed: In a sea of climate disappointment, the ocean must take centre stage in all future climate discussions

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By Henry Puna, Pacific Ocean Commissioner and Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum This year, our Leaders endorsed the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent, setting out our collective approach to achieving sustained security, development, and prosperity for all peoples in the Pacific. In charting this ambitious course, our Leaders are well aware that climate change remains the single greatest threat...

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Luanda hosts 10th Summit of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States

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By Pita Ligaiula in Luanda, Angola Angola’s capital Luanda will this week will host the 10th Summit of Organisation Head of State and Government of...

Nations come together as historic climate justice vote draws near

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Thursday’s release of the question to be voted on at the UN General Assembly as part of the bid for an International Court of...

Pacific woman at the helm of Tuna Commission grateful to lead the multilateral organisation

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By Pita Ligaiula in Da Nang, Vietnam One of the strong Pacific women leaders in Fisheries says news of her appointment to head the Pacific...