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Monday, December 10th, 2018


COP24 addresses climate change displacement

COP24 addresses climate change displacement ahead of crunch migration meeting

KATOWICE,  Poland – December 10, 2018: 8.45pm (UN NEWS CENTRE): As hundreds of decision-makers are gathering in Marrakech to agree new standards for global migration, the United Nations climate change conference ‘COP24’ is looking at concrete ways to help countries tackle large-scale displacement caused by the impacts of climate change, including water scarcity, flooding, storms and rising sea levels.

Australia’s silence during climate change debate shocks COP24 delegates


KATOWICE, Poland – 10 DECEMBER 2018: 8.22pm (THE GUARDIAN): As four of the world’s largest oil and gas producers blocked UN climate talks from “welcoming” a key scientific report on global warming, Australia’s silence during a key debate is being viewed as tacit support for the four oil allies: the US, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait.

Fiji’s opposition SODELPA and NFP files petition in High Court

SODELPA Leader Sitiveni Rabuka and National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad

SUVA, Fiji – December 10, 2018: 8.15pm (FBC NEWS): Fiji’s opposition Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) and the National Federation Party (NFP) have filed a joint application today to legally challenge the outcome of the 2018 General Election.

Fiji dump the Eagles to win Cape Town 7s title

Prayer before the final. Photo: THE FIJI TIMES

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – December 10, 2018: 1.35pm (South China Morning Post): Fiji put in a vintage display to blow away the USA 29-15 for the South Africa Sevens title in Cape Town earlier this morning.

Tonga’s tuna issues a priority at this year’s Tuna Commission

Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry Dr. Tu’ikolongahau Halafihi (left)

By Viola Ulakai  HONOLULU, Hawaii – December 10, 2018: 1.20pm (TBC): Albacore tuna – the species most important tuna for Tonga will be at the top of the agenda for the annual Tuna Commission (WCPFC) meeting in Hawaii this week.

Pacific steps up its fight against illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing

Regional media with the PNA Director in Hawaii. Photo: PITA LIGAIULA/FB

By PITA LIGAIULA HONOLULU, Hawaii – December 10, 2018: 12.45pm (PACNEWS): The two largest fisheries organisations in the Pacific have joined forces to ramp up work to mitigate Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the region, ahead of this week’s Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) annual meeting.

Fisheries observers are our “eyes at sea”

A regional workshop for fisheries observers

HONOLULU, Hawaii – December 10, 2018: 12.15pm (PNA/Nuku’alofa Times): A total of 800 fisheries observers are at the front line for Pacific Islands to effectively manage the multi-billion dollar fishing industry in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean.