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 […]

Niua Agro show done

Nuku’alofa – July 30, 2019: 11.40am (Enviro News): The 2019 Agriculture Show in Niuatoputapu and Niuafo’ou were held last week, as the islanders displayed the fruit of their work. Environment staff Petelo Oto’ota Tooa and Senituli Finau said the shows were exciting. “There was so much food on display, rootcrops, seafood and vegestables,” Oto’ota said. […]

Two Tongans awarded at Meteorology meet

Apia, Samoa – August 9, 2019: 1pm (Enviro News): Two Tongans were recipients of recognition awards at the inaugural Pacific Meteorological Council Awards here in Apia, Samoa on Thursday evening (August 8). Ms Netatua Pelesikoti Taufatofua, former Director of the Climate Change Division at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) here in […]

Call for more work on ocean acidification

By ILIESA TORA Apia, Samoa – August 9, 2019: 9.55am (Nuku’alofa Times/Eviro News): Ocean acidification in the region is real and there must be some urgency on the monitoring, researching and response to the issue, the 5th Pacific Meteorological Council meeting here in Apia has heard. Presenting an update on the “Oceans Acidification in the […]

Media critical partner in MET services

By ILIESA TORA Apia, Samoa – August 7, 2019: 4.48pm (Enviro News): The media must become critical partners in the regional meteorology work, the Director General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme said in Apia, Samoa this morning. Speaking after the opening session of the 5th Pacific Meteorological Council meeting here at […]