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