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PACIFIC ISLAND NATIONS

A fishing observer in Marshall Islands
Glasgow, SCOTLAND — The COP26 climate talks have heard that the Pacific Island region will need to contend with the loss of Pacific tuna stocks which are under threat from climate change. The abundance and distribution of the four economically important tuna in the western and central Pacific —...
Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson
Apia, SAMOA — Pacific journalist, Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson has written a searching examination in The Guardian newspaper of what climate change threatens to take away from the Pacific community in general and from Samoans in particular and she has addressed this in a podcast series available...
Two seawalls
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Seen in these two photos are (right) the carapace wall in Sailele, built by McConnell Dowell over 15 years ago and (left) the latest endeavor by the Department of Public Works to protect the coastal shoreline in Lauli’i, which seems to be just a ‘quick’ fix with no long...
Jessica Pasisi
Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND — A colonial eurocentric view of climate change is failing to recognize many of the threats and impacts in the Pacific, says a researcher. For her PhD thesis at the University of Waikato, Jessica Pasisi spoke to 12 women from a range of ages and backgrounds on Niue for their...
Suva FIJI — The arrival of a Chinese surveillance ship in Suva on the same day the Australian navy visited was purely a coincidence, China's ambassador to Fiji says. The Yuanwang 7, which is used to track and support Chinese Army satellites and intercontinental ballistic missiles, docked near the...