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9:21 pm GMT+12, 13/12/2018
 
By Pita Ligaiula in Waikiki, Honolulu   Negotiations on tropical tuna – the richest resource in the region – are proving difficult as Tuna Commission members struggle to reach consensus on two critical issues.    With 24 hours to the end of the 15th Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, there appears to be a stand-off on the closure of High Seas Fish Aggregating Devices and the long-line limits » read more
 
Pacific nations under climate threat urge Australia to abandon coal within 12 years Labour standards push hopes for thumbs up from Tuna Commission
Japan joins Pacific to oppose U.S proposals to increase its bigeye tuna quota Fiji steps up the pressure for the adoption of a target reference point on South Pacific Albacore
 
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High seas tuna transshipments targeted for action
6:17 pm GMT+12, 13/12/2018, United States
Pacific Island fisheries leaders want the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission to effectively address a serious management gap in the tuna fishery: high seas tuna transshipments.   The existing Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) measure governing Read more

Livelihoods on the line as Pacific nations unite to fight for their albacore tuna industry
By Lisa Williams-Lahari for Tuna Pacific   Alba
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Pacific Island Countries need scaled up access to climate finance
By Henry Puna, Prime Minster of the Cook Islands  
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COP24 negotiations: Why reaching agreement on climate action is so complex
From Tuesday on, close to 100 Government ministers are due be involved in negotiating a final
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A small island gets caught in China's Pacific power game with West
A small island has found itself caught in the escalating battle for influence in the South Pac
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FSM taps on technology for full tuna transparency by 2023
9:35 pm GMT+12, 13/12/2018, United States
By Bernadette H. Carreon in Waikiki, Honolulu   he Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is tapping into the latest high-tech surveillance technology to be its eyes on the vessels to monitor fishing activities in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) embarking on a commitment to Technology Read more

New research reveals the secret life of FADs
By Bernadette Carreon in Waikiki, Hawaii Tonnes of
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ATH receives approvals for BlueSky deal
Amalgamated Telecom Holdings has finally received all necessary regulatory approvals for its d
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Debt management and investement planning critical for Pacific- ADB
Countries in the Pacific should improve their debt monitoring systems and strengthen investmen
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PITIA and Tonga stand up for local tuna industry
The Pacific Islands Tuna Industry Association (PITIA) stood up for the struggling Tongan fishi
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Sports News
Manu Samoa coach still open to using 7s loophole
00:14 am GMT+12, 12/12/2018, Samoa
The coach of Manu Samoa remains open to working with players who want to switch their international allegience to play for the Manu at the 2019 World Cup.   Players wanting to switch must compete in five tournaments on the current World Sevens Series, which doubles as an Olympic Read more

Methodist Church Faleula compound to accommodate XVI Pacific Games athletes
The Pacific Games Office has confirmed that the Methodist Church of Samoa’s Faleula comp
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Fiji crowned champions at HSBC Cape Town Sevens
A pair of tries from Kalione Nasoko and Vilimoni Botitu helped Fiji beat USA 29-15 in the Cup
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Hamilton 7s pools drawn
The Fiji 7s side is grouped with Australia, Argentina and Wales in Pool A of the Hamilton 7s w
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Solomon Islands 2023 Pacific Games - Moving Forward
-From December 6th to 7th, members of the Government of Solomon Islands, the Honiara City Coun
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