THE SUBMISSION says purse seine fishing is one of the most common forms of commercial fishing in the Western Central Pacific and has been occurring in the Cook Islands since 1987 when the government signed the US Fisheries Treaty.

This weekly column is supplied by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with environmental and conservation concerns in the Cook Islands.

THE SUNBLOCK that is saving you from sunburn and possible skin cancer may end up killing coral in Rarotonga’s lagoon.

With the recent news of shark culls being planned or already underway in some of our Northern Group islands, Te Ipukarea Society this week presents an article on the very important role of sharks in our marine environment, borrowed from Sharksavers.org.

Helping to keep town clean and tidy

Tuesday September 20, 2016

In A bid to keep Rarotonga clean, the Rarotonga Rotary Club and CITC last week launched the Recycle Raro bays in Avarua.

Growers urged to increase output

Tuesday September 20, 2016

THE COOK ISLANDS agricultural sector is unable to meet a target of being able to grow at least 20 per cent of the food needed to feed the nation’s population.

It’s been yet another exciting week for the whale team on Rarotonga.

THE WORLD’S largest gathering of conservationists took place at the IUCN World Conservation Congress was held from September 1 to 10, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

A planet at the crossroads...

Saturday September 03, 2016

THIS WEEK sees the start of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress (WCC) in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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