SUVA, Fiji – December 6: 12.45pm (IB): RAMSI – the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands – that was sponsored by the Pacific Islands Forum and largely funded by the Australian Government is the Islands Business’ choice for 2017’s Pacific’s Entity of the Year.
SUVA, Fiji – December 6: 12.35pm (PIFS/UN Women): Today’s talanoa on the Pacific approaches to what works to end violence against women and girls highlighted the critical need for all Pacific communities to work together, with a focus on prevention.
By RONALD TOITO’ONA in MANILA MANILA, Phillipines – December 6: 11.50am (Solomon Star): THE Tokelau Arrangement – an agreement which aims to get Pacific nations working together to manage albacore tuna stocks – is not the right approach for the country, says Under-Secretary for the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resource (MFMR) Ferral Lasi.
By BERNADETTE H. CARREON in MANILA MANILA, Phillipines – December 6: 11.30am (PACIFIC NOTE/WCPFC): A newer method of assessing bigeye tuna stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean has resulted in a more positive appraisal of the population.
How to fish the world’s biggest ocean when tuna are scarce By EMMANUEL SAMOGLOU in MANILA MANILA, Phillipines – December 6: 11.20am (WCPFC): Different approaches towards managing a heavily depleted fish stock have emerged between two Pacific nations.
SYDNEY, Australia – December 5: 10.35pm (Newscom.au): AUSTRALIA may have claimed the spoils at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, but who made the team of the tournament?
PORT VILA, Vanuatu -December: 10.25pm (RNZI): The medical superintendent at Vanuatu’s Vila Central Hospital says they are still trying to address a shortage of midwives at the hospital.
NAIROBI, Kenya – December 5: 10pm (MEIDECC): Tonga is continuing to push for a ‘pollution free’ country at the Third Session of the UN Environment Assembly, which was officially opened yesterday at the UN office under the overarching theme of pollution.
Tuna incentives for locals in a growing industry By ILIESA TORA in MANILA MANILA, Phillipines – December 5: 2.15pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Tonga has started lobbying for support to back the nomination of Dr Manumatavai Tupou-Roosen as the new Director General of the Forum Fisheries Agency.
By HELEN GREIG in Manila, Philippines MANILA – December 5: 11.35am (TUNAnomics): The survival of the Pacific’s domestic tuna longline fishery is at stake without more effective management of fishing in the High Seas – those areas outside of the waters of the region’s 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zones.