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 […]
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

Our research team from Fiji and Australia had the opportunity to enlighten university students on fishing activities, stock conditions and socio-economics of artisanal sea cucumber fisheries […]
November 16, 2016

Where have all our sea cucumbers gone?

Ni hao from Hong Kong! I am embracing an opportunity of a lifetime to be part of a research team that is following the sale of […]
September 27, 2016

Macuata Province trials a method to improve fisheries management in their fishing grounds

By: Kelera Serelini Traditional leaders need to be passionate about conservation and address issues concerning the protection of their natural resources said Macuata high chief, Ratu […]
September 12, 2016

Preliminary assessment of mud crab stocks in Bua Province

Mud crabs are a popular dish in Fiji that over the years has become a luxury food item. Single large mud crabs will cost you FJ$50-70 […]
February 27, 2016

Why does fish size matter?

Bua Lomanikoro, Nasau, Dalomo and Tiliva villages in Bua will work closely with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to assess the size at which coral reef […]
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