NZ Government harpoons proposed South Pacific trawling restrictions

Following orders from the new Government, New Zealand successfully blocked consensus on a measure to restrict bottom trawling in the South Pacific at an...

Climate Change threatens Tuna and economic stability, warns Kiribati Fisheries Minister

By Pita Ligaiula at COP28 in Dubai, UAE Kiribati's Minister for Fisheries & Marine Resources, Ribanataake Tiwau, emphasised the vital role of tuna for his...

Niue’s Minister stresses Tuna’s important role amid Climate Change challenges in fisheries

By Pita Ligaiula at COP28 in Dubai, UAE Niue’s Minister for Natural Resources Mona Ainu’u, has highlighted the importance of tuna for the island nation...

Climate Change threatens Pacific Tuna fisheries and revenue: Marshall Islands Minister Silk warns

By Pita Ligaiula at COP28 in Dubai, UAE Marshall Islands head of delegation and Minister for Natural Resources John Silk, Monday highlighted the important role...

Pacific Tuna face alarming consequences without 1.5-degree climate action: FFA DG

By Pita Ligaiula at COP28 in Dubai, UAE The Director General of the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Dr Tupou-Roosen, has highlighted the critical role of...

Forum to develop regional strategy on labour mobility

By Richard Naidu The annual meeting of Trade Ministers from the Pacific Islands Forum in Fiji has agreed on the need to develop a...

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...

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Bring vote of no confidence motion in May: PNG PM Marape

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape says the Opposition is more than welcome to attempt a vote of no confidence (VONC) against him...

Pacific Ocean Commissioner urges collective action for Ocean Conservation

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