Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems

Coastal fisheries in the Pacific ‘a mixed report’

artisanalA new report on the status of reef and near-shore fisheries of Pacific Islands has delivered a mixed verdict about their health.


It says some fisheries are under strain and some have been fished to the brink of local extinction, and it states that management action needs to be strengthened to protect this valuable resource.


The report, issued by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), looks at four main areas: reef fisheries, nearshore fisheries, aquaculture and the roles of men and women in fishing occupations.



Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 09:11