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
November 29, 2019

America Samoa leaders are urging United States officials to restore the ability of U.S. fishermen to fish in waters that have been closed due to marine national monument regulations, stressing that the closure continues to affect the territory and its people who rely on the fishing industry for their livelihood …

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Published on
November 27, 2019

After an emergency meeting, the World Tuna Purse-Seine Organization (WTPO) agreed to lessen the purchase of vessel fishing days  ... 

Photo courtesy of Thor Jorgen

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Published on
November 25, 2019

New Zealand-based Sanford Company has come off a challenging year that has seen increasing impacts from climate change, according to the company’s most recent financial reports

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Published on
November 22, 2019

Ridley Corporation Ltd. announced a restructuring plan that will involve trimming jobs and closure of several of its feed mills

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Published on
November 15, 2019

Vowing to give the community and consumers “the best Australian seafood that will be sustainably sourced," Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) launched “Our Pledge,” geared toward sustainable practices, in October.

SIA CEO Jane Lovell noted in an email to SeafoodSource that when SIA was formed two years ago, its members identified social license as a top priority.

“SIA has been working hard to develop an open and honest



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Published on
October 25, 2019

American Samoa Governor Lolo Moliga is calling on the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to reconsider the 9 October closure of the tuna purse seine fishery in the "Effort Limit Area for Purse Seine" (ELAPS), or risk hurting  the purse seiners and tuna processors based in American Samoa ...

Photo courtesy of the American Samoa Government

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Published on
October 22, 2019

Effective 1 October, 2020, Doug Paulin has taken up his new position as CEO of New Zealand-based Sealord Group.

Paulin will be replacing the former Sealord CEO, Steve Yung, who informed the company earlier this year he would step down from his post at the end of 2020 financial year.

“The appointment of a new CEO is an extremely important decision and the board is determined to continue the strong operational and financial results

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Published on
October 3, 2019

Ocean-based solutions can play an important role in the fight against climate change, according to a new scientific report published last week at the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit in New York City, U.S.A.

The report, “The Ocean as a Solution to Climate Change: Five Opportunities for Action,” written by a consortium of scientsts affiliated with the World Resources Institute, begins with the dramatic

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Published on
October 2, 2019

Seafood Industry Australia (SIA), a trade group representing the country’s seafood industry, has called on the South Australian government to review a four-year statewide ban recently imposed on commercial snapper fishing.

In a press statement, SIA CEO Jane Lovell said the ban would result in hardship to the fishers who rely on fishing for their livelihood. 

“As a general principle, we need our fisheries managers to find ways to

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Published on
September 20, 2019

Despite what it calls a “challenging year,” New Zealand King Salmon Investments Ltd. (NZX & ASX: NZK) managed to achieve 8 percent growth in revenues to NZD 172.6 million (USD 108. 8 million, EUR 98.5 million) in the year ending on 30 June, despite impacts to fish survival  caused by high water temperatures.

According to its financial results for the 12 months ending 30 June, 2019, the company obtained its second-most

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