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To help improve Ocean Health, WTO members must ratify Fisheries subsidies deal

Governments also must strengthen the agreement to better guard against overfishing and other ills By Megan Jungwiwattanaporn An agreement secured last year that could help end...

Japan to release second batch of wastewater from Fukushima nuclear plant this week

Japan will begin releasing a second batch of wastewater from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant from this week, its operator has said, an exercise...

WTO fisheries subsidies agreement fails to target big fishing nations – PANG

While Fiji and other Pacific World Trade Organisation (WTO) members celebrate their influence in the partial Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies last year in Geneva,...

Urgent action needed for sea turtle conservation in Fiji

New preliminary research findings highlight persistent and alarming rate of ongoing sea turtle harvesting, which directly contradicts the well-defined regulations prohibiting this practice. A...

The Fukushima Decision: A Betrayal to the Pacific Trust

By Dr Transform Aqorau The recent announcement from the Japanese government, sanctioning the discharge of recycled waste from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the...

U.S funding sparks Pacific rift

The US$60 million economic assistance promised by the United States for Pacific countries is proving to be a headache, with Fisheries Minister Kalaveti Ravu...

NOAA awards US$50 million contract for Pacific tuna and swordfish observer programme

NOAA Fisheries has awarded FLOAT Partners a five-year, USD$50 million) contract to oversee efforts to put observers on commercial fishing vessels in the Pacific...

PICAN urges Fiji to work with Forum leaders on Japanese nuclear dumping plan

By Sanjeshni Kumar Fiji has come under scrutiny from the Pacific Islands Climate Action Network (PICAN) for endorsing Japan’s decision to discharge over one...

Marshall Islands fisheries agency wins ‘Stop IUU Fishing’ award

The Marshall Islands fisheries authority was honored with an international award last week recognizing its work to prevent illegal fishing. At a ceremony during the...

Accountability.Fish applies for “unconditional” WCPFC Observer Status

In a bid to end the practice of international fisheries decision-making bodies conducting some of their most crucial meetings in secret, the Accountability.Fish advocacy...

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