The Pacific is now the only region in the world with 41 qualified awardees to hold a Micro-Qualification in Establishing and Operating a Small Seafood Business. This has been made possible through scholarships awarded by the University of the South Pacific (USP) Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership (PEUMP) Programme.
The Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA) Network has launched an ambitious €4.4 million project in partnership with the Pacific Community (SPC), aiming to bring decades of learning from community-based marine management efforts to scale in the Pacific Islands.
The project is part of the broader Pacific-European Union (EU) Marine Partnership (PEUMP) programme funded by the EU and the government of Sweden and implemented by several regional and international organisations.
Representatives from the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Tonga participated in a three-day virtual workshop held from 15-17 July, 2020. The virtual workshop discussed gender, social inclusion and human rights principles in the coastal fisheries and aquaculture sectors and ended with recommendations for solution-oriented actions to improve the integration of these key principles into legal frameworks in Pacific Island Countries (PICs).
Suva, Fiji – The Pacific-European Union (EU) Marine Partnership (PEUMP) programme has launched its new website today.
The website, which can be accessed here https://peump.dev/ contains extensive information on the programme’s activities in coastal fisheries, marine biodiversity, oceanic fisheries, education and capacity building and mainstreaming a gender and human rights-based approach in the fisheries sector.
For its first participation in New Caledonia’s International Underwater Film and Photo Festival, the Pacific Community (SPC) held short-video screenings for the many schoolchildren, people living with disabilities, and members of the general public who attended this very special event. The goal was to raise awareness about good fishing practices among the young and not-so-young.
Name: Christina Itintaake
Position: Senior Verification Officer, Competent Authority Division, Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Development, Government of Kiribati
Christina took part in the FFA Regional Fish Inspectors Training held in Suva, Fiji Islands from 8th - 26th April 2019. The training was funded by the PEUMP programme and part of the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) KRA 2 activities.
Name: Takaia Tekaie
Position: Factory Manager at the Kiribati Fish Limited
Takaia took part in the FFA Regional Fish Inspectors Training held in Suva, Fiji Islands from 8th - 26th April 2019. The training was funded by the PEUMP programme and is part of the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) KRA 2 activities.
The By-catch and Integrated Ecosystem Management (BIEM) Initiative hosted a one-hour side event on the final day of the 10th Pacific Islands Conference − Nature Conservation and Protected Areas, which was held virtually from 24 to 27 November, 2020. The side event provided an opportunity to update on progress of the turtle extinction risk assessment for the Pacific islands region.
SUVA, Fiji - Twenty-seven fisheries enforcement officials will in nine days’ time be able to understand practical ways to conduct fish market inspections, interpret fisheries legislation and take part in a moot court exercise on evidence gathering and presenting witnesses to curb illegal fishing practices in the Pacific Ocean.
The officers from nine Pacific Island countries, of which 13 are women, will be part of this face-to-face competency-based assessment (CBA), a culmination of online delivered cohorts for the past six months.
A glimpse into the lagoon’s inner workings
From the amazing journey of mullet, the giant clams’ team spirit, the size limits as a golden rule, the smart mesh for nets, or the privacy needed by groupers during their breeding season, the five animated videos in the first season of the Fisher’s Tales series give audiences a glimpse into the lagoon’s inner workings. These two-minute videos revealed the characteristics of several species’ groups, while highlighting sustainable practices to ensure that fishing can continue for a long time to come.