Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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...

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...

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

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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...

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...

More needs to be done to control rampant tuna transhipment in the high seas

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By Pita Ligaiula, in Da Nang, Vietnam Civil society organisations (CSOs) attending the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meeting in Vietnam believe transhipment...

Rhea Moss-Christian first Pacific woman to be WCPFC executive director

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By Pita Ligaiula in Da Nang, Vietnam A candidate from the Northern Pacific in the Micronesian subregion is the first woman appointed to be the...

Pacific Tuna will not collapse next year if WCPFC fails to adopt management measures

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By Pita Ligaiula in Da Nang An expert in the tuna industry in the Pacific says the fishery will not collapse next year if the...

WWF support the prohibition of shark lines and wire leaders

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By Pita Ligaiula in Da Nang, Vietnam The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is hopeful the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC 19),...

Tuna fisheries in the region may lose certification if WCPFC fails to adopt management...

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By Pita Ligaiula in Da Nang, Vietnam The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has warned 33 MSC-certified tuna fisheries in the region may lose certification if...

Vietnam to become full member of WCPFC

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By Pita Ligaiula in Da Nang, Vietnam Vietnam has expressed its desire to become a full member of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission...

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