BRISBANE, Australia – The LMMA Network was awarded the prestigious 2016 Distinguished Service Award for conservation achievement from the Society
Alifereti Tawake, a community advocate and marine researcher from Kadavu, today received the prestigious WWF’s Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Award for his tireless support of communities throughout the region to better manage the land and sea.
Buoyed by two successive regional meetings of fisheries and government experts, Pacific Islands community leaders are hopeful their calls for support in meeting their food and income needs were finally heard.
The 4FJ campaign sought pledges from across Fiji not to eat, buy or sell the fish during its peak breeding months.
This edition contains three contributions. The first, “Developing a common understanding of taxonomy for fisheries management in north Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands,” Philippa Cohen and seven co-authors document the local language names and etymology of marine fishes and invertebrates.
WHILE communities have done commendable work in implementing marine protected areas (MPAs) in their respective coastal zones, they must remember that MPAs are a tool — not a complete solution.