Dataset with direct internet link and resources pertaining to AquaMaps. It is an online tool for generating model based, large scale predictions of natural occurrences of species. For marine species, the model uses estimates of environmental preferences with respect to depth, water temperature, salinity, primary productivity, and association with sea ice or coastal areas.
The Marine Species Programme of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) outlines a regional strategy for the cooperative conservation and management of dugongs, marine turtles, whales and dolphins. This strategy will enable Pacific Islanders to take a primary role in achieving the following vision:
"A healthy Pacific Ocean with sustainable populations of whales, dolphins, marine turtles, dugongs and other species, and meets the aspirations of Pacific Island peoples and protects their natural and cultural heritage"
Image Sea Cucumber; Holothurian
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The data was compiled from various data sources and reports. It consist of data collected from Majuro, Ronglap and Namdrik atolls.
This report presents the current state of the sea cucumber fishery in Samoa, with recommendations on measures to control commercial fishing if this is permitted, and measures to control mariculture of sea cucumber to prevent any unnecessary impact on existing wild stock.
COMPOSANTE 2C – Projet 2C2
Amélioration de la connaissance de la biodiversité – Taxonomie
Current state of knowledge of Cetacean Threats, Diversity and Habitats in the Pacific Islands Region / by Cara Miller
This report provides an overview of the current state of knowledge of cetacean diversity, habitat and threats in the Pacifi c Islands Region.
Fishers have changed their methods from wading in the shallows to the use of sail and paddle canoes, and dinghies with outboard motors. This has resulted in greater coverage of the area where sea cucumbers live, more regular fishing, access to remote areas and the capacity to transport greater catches. Loss of much larger numbers of sea cucumbers from many areas as a result of this increased fishing pressure reduces the chances of adults remaining at densities high enough for effective reproduction.
Cheloniid turtles are characterised by a complicated life history: their eggs are laid on warm beaches; hatchling sex is determined temperature dependent sex determination during
embryonic development; lack of parental care; hatchlings are imprinted to the natal area; hatchlings disperse to feed on plankton in the pelagic environments followed by inshore
recruitment to feed on benthic organisms; immature turtles have slow growth and delayed maturation; adults migrate to breed in their respective natal area; they lay multiple clutches in
The Department of the Navy (DoN) is committed to demonstrating environmental stewardship while executing its national defense mission. The United States (U.S.) Navy (Navy) is responsible for
Addressing shipping related marine pollution in the Pacific Islands : the invasive marine species aspect
The Pacific islands have an extremely rich maritime heritage. The islands themselves were first populated by what are arguably the greatest mariners in human history. In pie-European times the Pacific islandersnavigated wooden canoes held together with coconut fibre across thousands of miles of open ocean, with
nothing but the stars and their intimate knowledge of the sea to aid navigation. Today, this seafaring tradition is continued, with several island countries, such as Kiribati and Tuvalu, being suppliers of seamento the regional and global shipping fleet.
The Pacific Islands region is important for a great number of cetaceans (whales and dolphins), whether as a permanent habitat, a breeding ground or a migration corridor. Currently, more
than thirty species of whales and dolphins have been identified in this area.
The presence and diversity of cetaceans in our region has led to the development of whale watching, both on a commercial and recreational basis. Whale watching is defined as viewing
Pacific Islands shark and ray policy brief = Requin et raie des iles du Pacifique : note d'orientation
4 copies|Available online (Eng & French)
Call Number: VF 7459 [EL]
Physical Description: 4p. : ill. (col.)
The research agreement signed on 19th December 2005 by the Institute of Research for Development (IRD), the University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse III) and Nantes University, the Pharmacochemical laboratories of Natural Substances and Pharmacophores Redox (UMR 1165) and the Centre of Maritime and Ocean Law (EA 1165, CDMO) led to the international research program Coral Reef Initiatives for the Pacific (CRISP).
Contribution of marine conservation agreements to biodiversity protection, fisheries management and sustainable financing in Fiji
The marine environment is a vital resource for Fiji's tourism, yet industry and community efforts to conserve and improve it have largely gone unrecognised, and are under-utilised in Fiji's tourism
Review of measures taken by intergovernmental organization to address sea turtle and seabird interactions in marine capture fisheries
This document reviews actions taken by intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), including regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) and other relevant regional fishery bodies (RFBs), to address problematic sea turtle and seabird interactions in marine capture fisheries. Sea turtles and seabirds are subject to a number of natural and anthropogenic mortality sources, including fishing operations. As a result, all sea turtle species of known status are recognized as being endangered.
Shark and ray numbers are declining globally, and a quarter of all species are believed to be threatened with extinction.
Call Number: [EL],363.94 SIM
Physical Description: 64 p
We conducted a seafood Value Chain Analysis (VCA) for the coral reef grouper (Epinephelidae) 1 fishery in Fiji with the goal of understanding the distribution of value gained from grouper along the trade chain, from fisher to consumer.
Call Number: [EL]
Physical Description: 60 p.
This book is an attempt to address two main difficulties we have encountered in our teaching and practice of international environmental law. One is of a substantive nature and stems from the daunting reach and diversity of the subject matter. No other area of international law gives the newcomer such an impression of dispersion, lack of articulation, even exoticism. The topics gathered under the label international environmental law range from the protection of wetlands or whales or genetic resources to nuclear energy, ozone depletion or hazardous waste control.