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Coastal fisheries and aquaculture
 - 23 September 2022

How can students promote sustainable fishing practices?

By meeting and discussing with their fishing community, and then sharing their stories through radio podcasts...

This initiative is a collaboration between the Pacific Community, the University of New Caledonia and Calédonie 1ère.

The Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystem Division (FAME) of the Pacific Community (SPC) has been contributing for the past three years to a scientific mediation module as part of a course of study at the University of New Caledonia (UNC), aimed at undergraduate students in the Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences. In 2021, this module was offered in the form of a simulated regional workshop on the context of community-based fisheries management (CBFM) in the Pacific.

For the year 2022 and within the framework of the "International Year of Small-scale Fisheries and Aquaculture", and the launch of the decade of indigenous languages promulgated by UNESCO (2022-2032), the SPC has joined forces with the UNC to focus its contribution on the theme of the valorisation of fishermen and food fishing practices in New Caledonia.

The project's objectives include training in scientific mediation methods, with a focus on radio campaigns as a tool for raising awareness and sharing knowledge, angestion communautaire des pêches, d introducing students to the regulatory tools for sustainable management of coastal fisheries.

The 2022 workshop was facilitated by the UNC, SPC officers from the FAME division, in collaboration with the actors of the PROTEGE project (CAP NC and the project's regional coastal fisheries and aquaculture coordinator - SPC).

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