Member Type Regional Intergovernmental Organization or Regional Sea

The Pacific Community (SPC)



Anne-Claire Goarant
Manager, Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Programme
The Pacific Community (SPC)
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Andrew Smith
Deputy Director, Coastal Fisheries
The Pacific Community (SPC)
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Jerome Aucan
Head, Pacific Community Centre for Ocean Science (PCCOS)
The Pacific Community (SPC)
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The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, proudly supporting development since 1947. It is an international organisation owned and governed by 26 country and territory members.

SPC mobilises high-level support to promote Pacific policy initiatives, including for the sustainable management of natural resources. Over the years, SPC has been providing Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) with critical services to better manage climate-related risks and enhance the sustainable management of coastal fisheries.

Related websites:

The Pacific Community
Coastal Fisheries Programme
Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability
Digital Library of SPC’s Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystem (FAME)Division
Pacific Community Centre for Ocean Science
Background Information

SPC’s Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Programme (CCES) provides leadership, coordination, and technical oversight for SPC’s climate change actions and promotion of greater overall environmental sustainability of SPC’s projects and operations.

CCES also contributes to regional coordination efforts and linkages with other regional organisations in the Pacific and external partners in the field of climate change.

SPC’s Division of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems (FAME) works to provide SPC member countries and territories with the information they need to make informed decisions on the management and development of their aquatic resources and help to provide the tools and strengthen the capacity needed to implement these decisions.

FAME is composed of two programmes: the Coastal Fisheries Programme and the Oceanic Fisheries Programme. The Coastal Fisheries Programme provides science and technical support to PICTs to enhance the management of coastal fisheries, and the sustainable development of aquaculture and nearshore livelihoods across the region.

Last Updated: 31 January 2022