Thursday, June 24, 2021

IOTC adopts resolution to rebuild yellowfin tuna stock, but NGOs question its effectiveness

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The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) agreed to reduce the total allowable catch for yellowfin tuna after months of pressure from non-governmental organisations and...

NZ 13 tonnes of shark fins exported overseas each year

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New Zealand is exporting 13 tonnes of shark fins each year despite the practice being banned in the country's waters since 2014. New figures obtained...
Oceans

End war on nature and ensure ocean health, UN chief says in message for...

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Ending the “war on nature” must be part of global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday in his...
Fukishima Nuclear

Japanese nuclear wastewater to be treated before discharge into Pacific

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Japan's Government says nuclear wastewater it plans to dump into the Pacific Ocean will be treated. Earlier this year it announced plans indicating that 1.25...

Doco highlights calls for halt to deep sea mining

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Last week's launch of a film documentary, Setting the Boundaries - Voices from the Last Frontier is part of a regional series focusing on...

FFA study on marine pollution to boost compliance with fishing rules

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The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) is stepping up efforts to stop the dumping of plastic waste at sea in the western and...

Fisheries Operation celebrates 20 years of protecting Pacific waters

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Operation Tui Moana, a regional fisheries surveillance operation covering the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) of Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga and Tuvalu...

Simply no scenario’ where humanity can survive on an ocean-free planet

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The world must harness “clear, transformative and actionable solutions” to address the ocean crisis, the President of the UN General Assembly said on Tuesday,...

If it’s safe, dump it in Tokyo. We in the Pacific don’t want Japan’s...

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By Joey Tau and Talei Luscia Mangioni Earlier this month, the Japanese government announced plans to discharge 1m tonnes of radioactive wastewater accruing since the...

Forum SG Dame Meg Taylor statement regarding Japan decision to release ALPS treated water...

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In my capacity as Depositary of the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty (Treaty of Rarotonga), as Pacific Ocean Commissioner, and on behalf of...

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COVID-19 Fiji: Infections total 279 today; highest daily total in current outbreak with four...

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Fiji has reported its highest daily total of positive COVID-19 infections as of 8am today with 279 cases reported this evening. Ministry of Health and...

Court decision on legality of FAST swearing-in next Monday

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Samoa Supreme Court’s decision on the legality of the swearing in ceremony performed by the FAST Party on 24 May 2021 in a tent...

Churches warn against misuse of theology to prevent Covid-19 vaccination and protocols

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- Pacific churches have called on Christian leaders not to take advantage of the COVID-19 situation in Fiji to manipulate Christians and proselytize. In a...