Entries by Sakaio Manoa

Q&A: Exploring indigenous knowledge to foster sustainable fishing practices

Solomon Islands-based fisheries researcher Jasmine Rahi’i has been involved in a unique project looking at traditional fishing methods used by Solomon Islanders to catch species of tropical eels.  In this Q&A, TunaPacific contributor George Maelagi talks to Jasmine about her research and the insights it can yield to inform sustainable fishing of eels by Solomon […]

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Patrol boat rearmament to help safeguard Solomon Islands fisheries

In a development aimed at enhancing maritime security and combating illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, the Australian-funded Guardian Class Patrol Boats (GCPB) of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) are now fully armed, with .50 calibre machine guns being installed on patrol boats Taro and Gizo. This makes the Solomon Islands the first […]

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Tuna Bites: Celebrating Tuna’s significance in Pacific cuisine

 HONIARA: 2 May 2023 – The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and the Pacific Community (SPC) are today launching the “Tuna Bites” campaign to celebrate the UN World Tuna Day and Pacific Tuna Month. The campaign, in partnership with National Governments, aims to showcase tuna as an important source of protein in the […]

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Phrase Book for Fisheries Enforcement Vessel Inspection Released

Supplying boarding inspectors with a range of questions for their Captains and crew is the focus of a new booklet produced by FFA and Trygg Matt Tracking that has been released. The boarding and inspection translation books are available from the FFA Operations Team or online via the FFA website. Thanks to the Japan Promotion […]

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