Characterisation of the tuna purse seine fishery in Papua New Guinea
The tuna fisheries in the western and central Pacific Ocean comprises a variety of fishing activities, the most important of which are the industrial-scale purse seine, longline and pole-and-line fisheries. The analysis reported in this publication focuses on characterising the target and non-target catch of the purse seine fishery in the PNG exclusive economic zone.
The Coconut Crab: aspects of Birgus latro biology and ecology in Vanuatu
This publication aims to enable non-scientists as well as scientists to appreciate the coconut crab as the valuable commodity, and that the work will stimulate everyone involved in the management of renewable natural resources to become more active in conserving the remaining stocks of coconut crabs.
This manual describes a new method for Pacific islanders to catch valuable fish and crustaceans for the aquarium trade. It explains the stages involved in setting up a 'capture and grow-out' operation and will help readers decide if this business is right for them and their community.