Mangaia is the only inhabited island in the Southern Cooks where our data show the ra’ui system of traditional marine resources management is actively functioning and allowing species to recover between harvests. This is an accomplishment that should give the local resource managers (Mangaia Island Council and Traditional Leaders) great pride. Furthermore, the willingness to adopt new management strategies (e.g. by initiating permanent ra’ui sites) shows a continued drive to enhance ecosystem health for the benefit of nearshore species and local communities.
A nearshore marine assessment of Atiu and Takutea prepared by MMR for Atiu Island Council and Community. The survey in Atiu took place from the 21st to 30th of May 2018 at ten field sites around the island. The survey in Takutea took place on the 24th and 25th of May of 2018 at four sites around the island. Survey sites were selected to include any existing rā’ui and nearby control areas (unregulated areas open to harvest). Finfish, invertebrates and substrate data were collected at each field site on both islands using SCUBA transects in 10 m of water on the fore reef slope.
Concise environmental legislative reviews of Pacific Island countries plus Tokelau. **Please submit new information or corrections as the reviews will be updated annually.**
Summary table of the status of Pacific Island countries in relation to International and Regional conventions.
Guidelines, brochures, Indicators and published work on the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity which is an international treaty governing the movements of living modified organisms (LMOs) resulting from modern biotechnology from one country to another.
This publication presents information on coastal and offshore fisheries in the region. The information is broken down into resource categories, the major types of fishing, the important species, the status of those resources, and the fisheries management that occurs.
Current State of Knowledge of Cetacean Threats, Diversity and Habitats in the Pacific Islands Region
Green Turtle Nesting Sites and Sea Turtle Legislation throughout Oceania
Sea Turtles As a Flagship Species: Different Perspectives Create Conflicts in the Pacific Islands
UNEP Regional Seas Ports and Studies No. 136.
SPREP Reports and Studies No. 49.
Status of the Coral Reefs in the Pacific and Outlook. Reports by the Global Coral Reef Network in collaboration with UNEP, IUCN and other agencies
Reports by Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Tuna Fisheries Status and Management in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean
A global review of species-specific shark-fin-to-body-mass ratios and relevant legislation
Marine pollution originating from purse seine and longline fishing vessel operations in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, 2003-2015.
The data was collected by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community's Observer Programme
This dataset contains a guide for policy makers and legislative drafters in the context of plastic regulations