SCRFA Update Aug 2003
Field surveys: As part of our Packard Foundation funded work we continue to conduct field interviews in the western Pacific to document known aggregations, their history and current status as well as attitudes and approaches to their management. We have been discovering a wealth of information. Full reports on field interview surveys will be available next year.
New Caledonia - Heads of Fisheries meeting: On behalf of SCRFA, Being Yeeting of the Secretariat for the Pacific Community (SPC) made a presentation on Aug 21st at the SPC Heads of Fisheries third annual meeting (Aug 18-23, Noumea). Being reports comments of appreciation from several countries on the importance of SCRFA's work; since spawning aggregations are frequently targeted in the region for both subsistence and the live reef fish trade, our work is particularly relevant. We are most grateful to Being for representing the Society in New Caledonia at this important meeting.
Board meeting: the second SCRFA Board meeting was held on 15-16th May 2003 in San Diego.