Bernadette Carreon

Bernadette Carreon

Contributing Editor

Bernadette Carreon is a Palau-based journalist who has covered the Pacific for more than 15 years. She was born in the Philippines but has made Palau her home since 2001. A journalist for almost two decades, Bernadette has been selected to attend numerous trainings in covering and writing about Pacific fisheries. She has written for Agence France Presse, Marianas Business Journal, Radio Australia, Island Times and Pacific Media Network. She is also a co-founder of the Palau-based online news organization Pacific Note.

Published on
July 3, 2019

Changes to Palau’s National Marine Sanctuary – an area encompassing 500,000 square kilometers and roughly 80 percent of the country’s exclusive economic zone – will now allow fish exports in the domestic fishing zone. 

The law takes effect in 2020 and, although the ban on fish exports has been lifted, 80 percent of the country's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) will still be a no-take zone.

The changes also move the

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Published on
June 19, 2019

Yellowfin tuna in the Indian Ocean is being overfished and if unsustainable harvesting continues, it will bring the stocks to near-collapse, according to press statement from the environmental non-governmental organization Blue Marine Foundation deployed ahead of the ongoing 23rd Session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission. 

The London, United Kingdon-based NGO is calling on the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) to take “decisive

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Published on
June 11, 2019

Fisheries ministers in the Pacific said while stocks of bigeye, yellowfin, albacore, and skipjack tuna are all to be in a healthy condition in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, there should be no room for complacency on management measures as it could “lead to increased commercial pressure on those fisheries.”

The Parties to the Nauru Agreement is made up of the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, the Marshall Islands,

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Published on
June 3, 2019

Australia’s blue economy will get a boost from AUS 329 million (USD 227.4 million, EUR 204.3 million) in research project funding, according to a media release from the University of Queensland (UQ).

The funding will support seafood, renewable energy, and offshore engineering projects, which will be implemented by a team of UQ researchers and 40 other organizations to form a new cooperative research center (CRC).

The CRC brings together

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