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.
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.
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.
Provincial government, community leaders, industry and conservation groups recently met to share their views on an update to the country’s National Plan of Action for Conservation and Management of Sharks. The series of meetings successfully secured feedback on the draft plans and the Conservation and Environmental Protection Authority (CEPA) committed to reflecting stakeholder comments in the final documents, which will be endorsed in early 2021.
An interactive tool to support women, youth, community leaders on how to review their local fisheries management practices and knowledge was presented today to the Cultivating Equality: Advancing Gender Research in Agriculture and Food Systems Conference, a gathering of researchers from across different Pacific countries and CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research) centres.
Fish and Tips Video series
To address the growing need to provide alternative livelihood options to Pacific Island fishing communities, the Pacific Community has developed an information toolkit on nearshore fishing practices, focusing on the more resilient pelagic species.
This toolkit includes a series of training videos.