Secretariat of the Pacific Community

SPC is an international organisation that works in public health, geoscience, agriculture, forestry, water resources, disaster management, fisheries, education, statistics, transport, energy, human rights, gender, youth and culture to help Pacific Island people achieve sustainable development.

SPC’s members are the 22 Pacific Island countries and territories that are the beneficiaries of its services, along with four of the original founding countries.

SPC’s work programme is determined by members, and all of its regional initiatives aim to support members’ national policies and plans.

Indeed, the organisation is owned and governed by its members, who come together at the Conference of the Pacific Community and the Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations (CRGA) to make decisions in a spirit of Pacific consensus.

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Fish are attracted to floating objects, especially with dangling ropes or nets. WorldFish/Flickr

Tens of thousands of tuna-attracting devices are drifting around the Pacific

Fishers who hunt wild tuna use fish's natural attraction to floating objects to lure them to known positions near GPS-equipped rafts. However, these rafts are attracting increasing concern.

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