Thursday, December 8, 2022
Home Blog Page 3

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

0
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 executive director of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC). Rhea Moss-Christian from Marshall Islands is the new director of the Commission beating fellow Pacific islander and candidate from Cook Islands Dr Lara Manarangi-Trott for...

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

0
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 Tuna Commission (WCPFC 19) meeting in Vietnam this week does not adopt management measures of a harvest strategy for skipjack tuna. Francisco Blaha told PACNEWS the threat by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to suspend 33...

WWF support the prohibition of shark lines and wire leaders

0
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), meeting this week will take a decision to prohibit the use of wire leaders and shark lines. The U.S and Canada are seeking a ban in the Pacific on the two fishing devices that have proven...

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

0
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 the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) fails to adopt management measures of a harvest strategy for skipjack tuna and demonstrate progress towards delivering harvest strategies for other tuna stocks within the region. These fisheries,...

Vietnam to become full member of WCPFC

0
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 (WCPFC). The announcement was made by Dr Tran Dinh Luan, Director General of the Directorate of Fisheries of the Government of Vietnam in his keynote address at the Tuna Commission Meeting in Da Nang Monday. “I would...

WCPFC meet after three years due to COVID-19

0
By Pita Ligaiula in Da Nang, Vietnam The Executive director of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) Feleti Teo says the Commission was severely challenged to adapt and to adjust to a new working environment dictated by the disruptive impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on international travels and modes of transacting businesses. This week's WCPFC19 meeting is the first...

WCPFC executive director Feleti Teo steps down in 2023

0
By Pita Ligaiula in Da Nang, Vietnam The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) executive director Feleti Teo has announced that he is stepping down from the position in March next year. Teo made the announcement at the opening of the Tuna Commission Meeting (WCPFC 19) in Dan Nang, Vietnam. “As I would take my discharge from the WCPFC early in...

Pacific Australian Emerging Leaders Summit

0
Young leaders from the Pacific and Australia will come together for connection-building, leadership development and dialogue at the first ever Pacific Australian Emerging Leaders Summit starting on Saturday. The four-day summit, organised by Micah Australia and the Pacific Conference of Churches(PCC), gathers emerging leaders aged 22 to 35 to discuss key development priorities for young people and their communities. On Monday...

Vanuatu confident of reaching required votes for ICJAO

0
By Anita Roberts Vanuatu and its coalition partners for the International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion (ICJAO) resolution are confident of reaching the required number of votes at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). This was conveyed by the Minister of Climate Change, Ralph Regenvanu, during a press conference at COP27 Climate Change Summit in Egypt. The ICJAO resolution is expected...

Defence buildup in Guam will ensure swift response in the event of China attack

0
The U.S Department of Defence is beefing up forces in Guam and other island nations in the region to ensure a prompt counteraction should China launch an act of aggression, a military official said. “The geopolitical tensions we are experiencing are no secret – China is our most consequential challenger, and they are rapidly building up their own staging areas,...

Stay connected

529FansLike
172FollowersFollow
156SubscribersSubscribe
- Advertisement -

Latest article

OACPS still relevant despite South Africa’s withdrawal from the organisation: SG Chikoti

0
By Pita Ligaiula in Luanda, Angola The Secretary General of the 79 member states of the Organisations of Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (OACPS), Georges...

OACPS respect South Africa’s decision to withdraw from the bloc

0
By Pita Ligaiula in Luanda, Angola South Africa has exercised her right to withdraw from the Organisations of Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (OACPS) says...

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises play a vital role in most economies in ACP

0
By Pita Ligaiula in Luanda, Angola The head of Head of Delegation of the European Union to Angola, Ambassador Jeannette Seppen says Micro, Small...