Category: Fisheries

Tuvalu Government COVID19 Travel Advisory 24 Feb 2020

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This advisory was issued by the Ministry of Health, Social Welfare and Gender Affairs, Department of Health on 24th February 2020 As of 24 February 2020, there are no confirmed or suspected cases of the coronavirus in Tuvalu. Effective immediately and until further notice, as part of the Tuvalu Government’s continuing efforts to contain the…


Assessment of the status of coastal reef fish inPacific Island Countries

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This abstract submitted to Artisanal Coastal Fisheries session at World Fisheries Congress, to be held in Adelaide, Australia in October, 2020. Submitted by David Welch et al. Throughout the Pacific the vast majority of humans live in coastal areas and for centuries have relied on coastal marine resources as food for subsistence and livelihoods. Coastal…


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 Niño 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…