Category: Fisheries

The Funafuti Reef Fisheries Stewardship Plan

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The Tuvalu Fisheries Department, in association with the Funafuti Kaupule (Island Council), Falekaupule (Elders), Fishermen in Funafuti Association (FOFA) and the community is developing a comprehensive plan for the management of stressed fishery resources on Funafuti Atoll. The plan is expected to optimise our use and benefits from fisheries. The Funafuti Reef Fisheries Stewardship Plan…


Sustainable Fisheries Have More Economic Benefits

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Sustainable methods of fishing are often touted for environmental benefits. But a new report finds they also yield more wealth than current techniques for communities that rely on them. The study, from researchers at the University of California Santa Barbara, the University of Washington, the Environmental Defense Fund and the Economist Intelligence Unit, finds that…


El Niño is Back in town

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The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has now officially declared the arrival of El NiƱo 2015. And its expected to be a significant event. The last El Nino five years ago had a major impact with monsoons in Southeast Asia, droughts in southern Australia, the Philippines and Ecuador, blizzards in the United States, heatwaves in…


The orange-jelly ponds of Kiritimati

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Kiritimati (Christmas Island) has the greatest land area of any coral atoll in the world: about 388 square kilometres (150 sq mi). The atoll comprises over 70% of the total land area of Kiribati, a country encompassing 33 Pacific atolls and islands in three widely separated island groups: the Gilbert Group in the west, the…