The parameter L8 and K of the von Bertalanffy growth equation were estimated from length-frequency data of teh spangled emperor Lethrinus nebulosus (Fam. Lethrinidae) caught in the Central and Western Divisions, Fiji. These parameters are compared with values from Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia and also used to derive estimates of total, natural and fishing mortality.
Penaeids play an important role in the subsistence fishery conducted by residents of Suva in Laucala Bay, Fiji. Penaeus canaliculatus is the most abundant of the 6 species that occur. A brief account is given of the fishery and some biological aspects are detailed: catch rates, size and age at sexual maturity, reproduction, mortality and yield.
The increasing harvest of 7 edible seaweeds in Fiji and their importance to the economy of indigenous Fijians are discussed. Traditional methods in the collection, preparation and consumption of seaweeds by the Fijians are also presented.
The relative growth performance of the GIFT strain Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) was compared under integrated and non-integrated conditions with the best performing ‘indigenous’ Fijian tilapia strain, O. niloticus ‘Chitralada’ in Fiji. Replicated trials in hapas over two generations (cool and warm seasons) showed that the growth performance of the GIFT strain was significantly better than Chitralada under both integrated and non-integrated culture conditions.
This project, Responding to Climate Change Using an Adaptation Pathways and Decision-making Approach, funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), aims to strengthen coastal and marine resource management in the Coral Triangle of the Pacific, by assisting communities in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste and Vanuatu to develop their own climate change adaptation implementation plans.
The objective of this paper is to better understand the various individual and household factors that influence resilience, that is, people’s ability to respond adequately to shocks and stressors. One of our hypotheses is that resilience does not simply reflect the expected effects of quantifiable factors such as level of assets, or even less quantifiable social processes such as people’s experience, but is also determined by more subjective dimensions related to people’s perceptions of their ability to cope, adapt or transform in the face of adverse events.
Report of a 1992 workshop. Includes discussion papers on population genetics, broodstock establishment, preservation of biodiversity, hatchery procedures, and identifying strains; country papers from Australia, Fiji, Palau, Philippines and the Solomon Islands; discussion sessions and recommendations.
A conference proceedings of the Fifth Steering Committee Meeting of the International Network on Genetics in Aquaculture (INGA), this publication incorporates information drawn from aquaculture genetics research undertaken or in progress in member countries and associate member institutions of INGA.
Global fisheries are under stress from overfishing, pollution, poor resource mangement and the effects from climate change. Hundreds of millions of the world’s most vulnerable people rely on these dwindling resources for their food and nutrition security and livelihoods. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (UK), the project aims to build a body of research that can capture the human dimensions of the global fisheries crisis. The project focuses on four highly fish-dependent countries: Fiji, Ghana, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Using a community case study-based approach, it examines the relationship between resilience and well-being in fishing communities and looks at peoples’ abilities and willingness to adapt to changing circumstances.