The South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization (SPRFMO) closed its annual meeting this year and endorsed a research plan to be spearheaded by Chile to investigate the biodiversity values of the Salas y Gomez and Nazca ridge areas of the Southeast Pacific ocean, east of Chile.
Author: Adam Currie
A new Horizon poll has shown overwhelming support to ban. bottom trawling on seamounts amongst the New Zealand public.
Author: Forest & Bird
Forest & Bird has released photos obtained through the Official Information Act of 29 species of coral fished up from the ocean floor around New Zealand in the last 18 months.
Author: Andrea Vance
Vast fishing nets have hauled up 29 species of delicate coral from the still, dark depths of New Zealand’s oceans.
And conservationists are warning that the Government has abandoned protection of the sea bed in favour of expanding bottom trawling.
The South Pacific regional fisheries management organization (SPRFMO) held its fourth Commission meeting in Valdivia, Chile from January 25-29.
The second Commission meeting of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization (SPRFMO) took place in Manta, Ecuador from 27-31 January.
The DSCC welcomes the approach towards transparency that SPRFMO negotiations have taken to date, both within the meetings and by publicising and reviewing impact assessments, and informed them that they look forward to a continuance of transparency now that the Convention is in force.
At the opening of the 8th Annual Meeting of of the South Pacific RFMO in Auckland (8-14th November) the DSCC made the following statement:
Update on the implementation of UN GA Res/61/105 With the sustainable fisheries negotiations resuming next week, below is a compilation of the latest news from recent RFMO meetings and their progress towards implementation of UNGA Resolution 61/105 paragraphs 83-86 on the protection of vulnerable marine ecosystems from high seas bottom fishing.
A meeting to discuss the establishment of a South Pacific RFMO was held from 6 – 10 October, 2008 in Canberra, Australia