Palau’s reefs had the highest coral cover observed on the Global Reef Expedition—says the latest report from the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, undertaking the largest coral reef survey and mapping expedition in history. “Palau’s coral cover is truly exceptional,” said Alexandra Dempsey, the Director of Science Management at the Foundation.
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Tuesday 20 October 2020
Thursday 13 June 2019
Extremely high rainfall was recorded in Niuafo’ou in May that was over double the mean average rainfall since records began.
Saturday 4 May 2019
With a dire warning that, “If we do not act now, by 2050, 90% of the region’s coral reefs will be dead, and there will be no commercially exploitable wild fish stocks left,” the President of the Asian Development Bank, Mr Takehiko Nakao, launched an ‘Action Plan for Healthy Oceans and Sustainable Blue Economies for Asia and the Pacific’ yesterday, 3 May in Fiji. By Pesi Fonua.
Wednesday 6 March 2019
Majuro, Marshall Islands
Pacific Island countries are aiming to improve and expand the management of tuna fishing in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean under the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) through a range of initiatives to be implemented by 2020.
Friday 1 April 2016
A two-year study on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Pacific Ocean has valued the loss at over US$600 million per year resulting in Pacific Island nations stepping up plans to deter and eventually stop illegal fishing activities.
Monday 29 September 2014
The world’s largest fully protected marine will be created in the central Pacific Ocean by the United States President Barack Obama.
Wednesday 9 April 2014
The University of Sydney will be hosting a five day Pacific Studies conference from 22-26 April, 2014 that will look at action and adaption to climate change, and Australia’s role in the Pacific, among other topics. Senior Curator of Sydney University’s Macleay Museum and Conference Co-Convenor Jude Philp said the conference is an important way to draw attention to the need in Australia for more knowledge about the Pacific region.
Monday 25 November 2013
News of radioactive water at Fukushima to be dumped into the Pacific ocean is alarming. Our beloved Pacific ocean that our livelihoods depend on is becoming a nukes waste dump. – Nilesh Goundar.
Friday 15 November 2013
The Commissioner of a newly established Global Ocean Commission, Aliki Faipule Foua Toloa from Tokelau is visiting Tonga this week. He aims to voice Pacific Islands concerns on the ocean to world leaders.
Wednesday 21 August 2013
Tuna Stocks are declining and current management measures are failing to restore stocks. This according to the Scientific Committee of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission who concluded a ten day meeting on Monday August 19 in Pohnpei, Micronesia.
Thursday 23 August 2012
The Pacific Ocean faces threats from over-fishing, pollution and climate change. Annually more than 786,000 tonnes of fish are illegally taken from the Pacific and its tuna fisheries are in danger of being over exploited. “The Pacific Ocean unites all the countries in the region,” said Marea Hatziolos, Senior Coastal and Marine Specialist for the World Bank. “Tremendous progress has been achieved regionally in fisheries agreements and conservation, but the battle is not yet won. This is a timely focus, at a critical juncture for Pacific Island populations.”
Tuesday 7 August 2012
Auckland, New Zealand
After one of the largest recent La Niña periods on record, which caused drought in the Pacific Island countries of Tuvalu and Tokelau, the Pacific Ocean is returning to a near normal state. - The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research NIWA.