TunaPacific is the news hub of the Global Environment Facility’s Pacific Oceanic Fisheries Management Project (OFMP3), currently in its third phase. It’s populated by Pacific journalists, editors and fisheries communicators, with its core group being FFA Media Fellows who have developed an interest in following the Pacific tuna story.
If you would like to become a contributor, contact a contributor to share your Pacific fisheries story, or to submit a story directly, please contact FFA Communications Manager, Samantha Mattila, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the TunaPacific contributors
Bernadette Carreon is a Pacific correspondant for Agence France-Presse and founding co-editor of Pacific Note. She is from the Philippines, and proudly calls Palau home.
Based in Wellington where he operates his Pacific Guardians news hub as well as his media consultancy work, Lealaiauloto Aigaletaulealea Fatu Tauafiafi, or Fatu for short, is from Samoa. He is a former regional communication head for SPREP, and founding publisher of the former Tapu Magazine.
Ronald F. Toito’ona is a communications specialist and freelance journalist from Solomon Islands. He has a special interest in reporting on fisheries and climate change issues in the Pacific region.
TunaPacific contributors aim to tell the Pacific fisheries management story through their work as journalists. They aim to :
improve understanding and awareness of the challenges and opportunities facing the Pacific small island developing states (Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu) in managing oceanic fisheries.
The TunaPacific news hub, developed from a user-friendly blog theme based on WordPress, is part of the Global Environment Fund’s second Oceanic Fisheries Management Project (OFMP2).
The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) is implementing OFMP2, assisted by the Pacific Community (SPC) and with UNDP and FAO as managing agencies.