Commission adopts safe handling guidelines for seabirds

Port Moresby, PNG – December 10, 2019: 2.45pm (WWF): Bycatch in tuna longline fisheries in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) is one of the greatest threats to seabirds, particularly albatrosses and petrels. Despite the implementation of conservation measures for seabirds since 2006, it is estimated that between 13,000 to 19,000 seabirds continue to Read More …

Samoa local fishing industry told to match competitors

Apia, SAMOA – August 12, 2019: 3.45pm (SAMOA OBSERVER): Local fishing operators should to invest in bigger fishing boats to maintain and increase the economic benefits of Samoa’s fishery resources, the Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) has said. Ulu Bismarck Crawley said fisheries remain one of Samoa’s main Read More …

Japan and UN Environment announce new efforts to prevent mercury tragedy

Bangkok, THAILAND: July 10, 2019 – 9.25AM (UNEP): Japan’s Ministry of the Environment and the United Nations Environment Programme today announced a new project to protect the environment and human health from adverse impacts of mercury. Up to $3 million will be allotted to the project, which will help establish a regional mercury monitoring laboratory Read More …