Posted inStory / Solomon Islands

Meet the Innovator Protecting our Oceans in Solomon Islands: Dr. Katy Soapi

Katy’s work researching marine Genetic Resources has played an important role in ongoing United Nations negotiations over the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction. Katy is also one of the founders of the Tetepare Descendants’ Association in the Solomon Islands. Tell us about yourself.  I grew up on […]

Posted inStory / Fiji

Protecting Fiji’s most important marine areas

The Government of Fiji is committed to a national network of 30 percent Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) by the end of 2020. With the support of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Oceania Regional Office, and other government agencies, and NGO partners, Fiji’s offshore zero draft map was officially presented to the Ministry […]

Posted inStory / Papua New Guinea

PNG rejects observer suspension on fishing vessels

The Papua New Guinea Fishing Industry Association (PNGFIA) has rejected the recent suspension by the Western and Central Pacific Fishing Commission (WCPFC) of observer coverage services on board purse seine fishing vessels. WCPFC, based in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, is a tuna conservation body whose membership include most countries with fishing interests in the […]