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.
Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) said that the 2021-2022 Federal Budget is a win for Australian seafood businesses, adding that it also provides optimism for the industry amid the COVID-19.
“The federal government has moved decisively in this budget and helped carve out a path to recovery for the many industries, including the Australian seafood industry, impacted by the events of the past two years,” SIA CEO Veronica Papacosta… Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic is still preventing the deployment of fisheries observers on purse vessels as the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission once again extended the suspension of fisheries observer coverage in the region for three months …
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In response to climate change, several marine species are moving away from the equator – something that could jeopardize livelihoods on Pacific island nations that depend on tuna fishing revenue.
According to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), multiple species studied showed that marine biodiversity on a “global scale” has been responding to… Read More
The Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea said its Marine Stewardship Council-certified tuna catches have not been interrupted – and even gained momentum – even in the face of COVID-19 and its effects on the industry and market.
According to the Papua New Guinea Fishing Industry Association (PNG FIA) 2020 annual report, the country's tuna haul in 2020 was 74,000 metric tons (MT).
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The Australian government is investing AUD 20 million (USD 15.6 million, EUR 12.9 million) into technologies that will ensure best fishing practices are implmented across the country.
Last week, Australian Agriculture Minister David Littleproud introduced the AUD 9.95 million (USD 7.75 million, EUR 6.42 million) E-Fish initiative and the AUD 10.1 million (USD 7.87 million, EUR 6.52 million) E-Monitoring program, which he said… Read More
The island nation of the Seychelles has become the first country in the world to issue a report as part of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), last week.
The FiTI is a global standard for establishing sustainable fisheries management through transparency and multi-stakeholder participation. The Seychelles was one of the first two candidate countries for the transparency standard, and is now the first country to submit a full… Read More
A second attempt by Australia's orange roughy fishery certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard has been thrown out by an independent adjudicator.
The decision puts to rest a fight brought by WWF and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) against the fishing industry and its consultant MRAG Americas over the certification of the orange roughy fishery, a species considered endangered, threatened, and protected… Read More
Due to challenges related to COVID-19, New Zealand King Salmon posted an almost 50 percent year-on-year decrease in earnings for the seven months ending 31 January, 2021 …
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Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Austral Fisheries Glacier 51 Toothfish has won the Best Sustainable Seafood Product title at Sustainable Seafood Awards Australia 2021.
This marks the second year of Austral Fisheries Glacier 51 winning the top honors, along with the newly MSC-certified Fremantle Octopus range. The award-giving body also named the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)-certified kingfish as Best… Read More