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Reducing capacity in the Eastern Pacific tuna purse seine sector – study released by WWF under the Common Oceans ABNJ Project on Ocean Partnerships
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF-US) recently completed a study on the costs of overcapacity and methods to reduce capacity in the Eastern Pacific tuna purse seine sector to support its business case executed under one of the sub-projects of the Common Oceans ABNJ Project on Ocean Partnerships. Results from...
Technical workshop on Electronic Monitoring in Suva, Fiji
Suva, Fiji 22-24 May, 2018. The use of electronic monitoring (EM) to monitor vessels operating at sea is increasing, particularly in developed countries that are trying to better comply with existing regulations and to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Using cameras to record or take still images of...
New Zealand and Fiji rewarded for their efforts in major Pacific shark tagging study
One of the aims of the Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project is to reduce the impacts caused by tuna fishing on biodiversity in the marine areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) by improving data and assessment methods for sharks, thereby promoting their effective management.  As part of this project, the
Interactive Workshop Pilots New Tool for Bycatch Problem-Solving in Tuna Fisheries
No matter how precise the fishing operation, catching tuna on the open ocean often results in unwanted interactions with sea turtles, seabirds, marine mammals or sharks.  Finding ways of avoiding or reducing such interactions, while maintaining the ability to effectively target commercial species, is one of the greatest challenges in...
Save the date for the High Seas International Conference on 27-28 June!
Nausicaá, the National Sea Centre in Bolougne-Sur-Mer, France is hosting a High Seas International Conference on 27-28 of June, to raise public awareness on the challenges of the High Seas. The conference, taking place in the world's first large-scale high-seas aquarium, will feature a high level...
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