Blogs

November 23, 2017

A socioeconomic study of women in the inshore fisheries sector in Fiji

Author: Alyssa Thomas Two teams from Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Ministry of Fisheries (MoF) are currently conducting surveys of women fishers in villages in […]
November 9, 2017

Forest wardens graduate, class of 2017: Meet the Kilaka forest wardens

As the sun broke through the wet season clouds at the Forestry Training Centre in Colo-i-Suva, 29 fresh new forest wardens, proudly wearing their crisp new […]
September 27, 2017

A conservation voyage on board the Fijian canoe Uto Ni Yalo

By Watisoni Lalavanua I was still trying to acquire a tertiary qualification when my dive buddy, friend and brother, Seru Saumakidonu from Bua Province was already […]
September 7, 2017

WCS team prepares for rapid assessments of coral reefs around Koro Island

By: Sahar Noor Kirmani After a 6 hour delayed start at the Suva port, and a sleepless night on bumpy seas surrounded by an orchestra of […]
August 3, 2017

Land owning unit Nadicake invests in the future of their children and gives an extraordinary forest gift to the nation

It was an extraordinary occasion for members of the landowning unit, Nadicake, within the village of Kilaka in Kubulau District in Bua, when they witnessed the […]
July 24, 2017

Assisting fisher women from Bua Province further their knowledge on mud crab post-harvesting techniques

By Luke Uluiburotu (WCS Volunteer) I am from Namalata village, Kubulau in Bua Province, Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island and very well accustomed to seeing […]
November 22, 2016

Where do the medium and low value species of beche-de-mer go to after being exported from the Pacific?

By Watisoni Lalavanua Since I began collecting bêche-de-mer (the traded form of sea cucumbers) data in the seafood markets of Hong Kong three days ago, I […]
November 21, 2016

Slugs, slugs and more slugs in the Hong Kong markets

By Watisoni Lalavanua There were no words to describe my shock at the sheer volumes and diversity of products that end up in the dried seafood […]
November 21, 2016

Promoting better understanding of sea cucumber fisheries and the need for management in Oceania

By Watisoni Lalavanua Our research team from Fiji and Australia had the opportunity to enlighten university students on fishing activities, stock conditions and socio-economics of artisanal […]
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