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The ITC and UNCTAD to Assist Members of the MTEC

The International Trade Centre and UNCTAD to assist Members of the Micronesian Trade and Economic Community (MTEC) to assess their trade and investment facilitation conditions and needs with a view to enhance their export competitiveness and investment attractiveness Palikir, Pohnpei,

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The Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau Sign a Landmark Establishing the Micronesian Trade and Economic Community (MTEC)

Apia, Samoa (MTC Interim Secretary: September 3, 2014).   On September 3, 2014, the Presidents Emmanuel Mori of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Christopher Loeak of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Tommy Remengesau Jr. of the Republic

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Pohnpei State Move to Improve Sea Cucumber Fisheries Management

Sea cucumber, the Pacific Islands second most important commercial fishery and the longest surviving export commodity is facing intense exploitation pressure. Before tuna fishing was realized in the middle of the last century, Pacific islanders were processing beche-de-mer for sale

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Positive results of a FAD monitoring programme in Yap

Introduction A nearshore fish aggregating device (FAD) is an anchored or drifting object that is placed in the ocean to attract fish.1 Tuna and other pelagic fish gather around a FAD, making it easier to find and catch them. Nearshore

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SPC Activities: Community-based ecosystem approach to fisheries management (CEAFM) and climate change adaptation in the state of Yap, FSM

Community consultations in Yap State

  Current status of marine resources in Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) In FSM, recent surveys have indicated that catches of fish and shellfish have been declining in lagoons and inshore reefs. The main reasons for this decline are: overexploitation

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A new approach to monitoring FAD programmes

SPC ACTIVITIES Nearshore anchored fish aggregating device (FAD) programmes are being implemented widely through­out the Pacific. Numerous agencies are involved and FADs are deployed with a wide array of overarching objectives, including climate change adaptation, reef conservation, securing food and

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Launching of FSM Community-based Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (CEAFM) and Climate change Adaptation (CCA) Project in Yap on February 28, 2014

Awards ceremony

  Press Release February 26, 2014   On Friday, February 28, 2014 during Yap-Day celebration the Honourable Governor of Yap Sebastian Anefal officially launched the “FSM Community-based Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management and Climate change Adaptation Project” which is supported

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