source : VICE-PRESIDENCE (French Polynesia) Progress on Chinese fish farm in French Polynesia The French Polynesian vice-president Teva Rohfritsch met with Wang Cheng, who is the head of the company Tahiti Nui Ocean Foods. The project has been approved by the China Development Bank, and will cost $US320 million. They also addressed environmental issues posed by the aquacole project. Read more: https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/365874/progress-on-chinese-fish-farm-in-french-polynesia
Source: Richard Ying and Tangui Morlier A roadmap for overseas The Ouverseas Blue Book was submitted on Thursday, June 28, and will indicate the French government’s guidelines for the Pacific region. The President insisted on the need to reinforce the “anchoring in the Indo-Pacific zone” of New Caledonia. Read more: https://www.lnc.nc/breve/une-route-wallet-for-outremers
©Presidence of French Polynesia French Polynesia at the 8th “Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting” For the first time since its admission as a member of the Pacific Islands Forum, French Polynesia took part in the Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting where climate warming, sustainable management of the oceans, stability and security are key issues that are discussed between the Japanese Prime minister and the Pacific Islands leaders. Read more: https://www.tahiti-infos.com/La-Polynesie-francaise-au-8e-sommet-du-Pacific-Islands-Leaders-Meeting_a171793.html
Asia Pacific Bulletin: The French Pacific Territories and Free Trade – Jeremy Ellero “The integration of the French territories into the wider drivers in Oceania would induce a modernization of the growth fundamentals and a homogenization of the level of economic development of the Pacific islands.” Ellero, Jeremy. 2018. “Asia Pacific Bulletin: The French Pacific Territories and Free Trade”. Asia Pacific Bulletins (n°421). East-West Center : Washington.
Asia Pacific Bulletin: The Role of the French Military on Key Issues for Oceania – Hélène Goiran “France has the second largest EEZ in the world (11 million square kilometers) located mainly in the Pacific (about 60%), and is responsible for protecting the fragile maritime environment and its extensive fishing, mineral, and energy resources.” Goiran, Hélène. 2018. “Asia Pacific Bulletin: The Role of the French Military on Key Issues for Oceania”. Asia Pacific Bulletins (n°416). East-West Center : Washington.
A Pacific community will require policy change – Nic Maclellan “Australia’s ongoing ties to the Pacific are driven by geography and history. Pacific governments certainly welcome new openings on labour mobility and Australian security support for maritime surveillance, counterterrorism and transnational crime. But on a range of other political and security issues, there are fundamental differences.” Read more: https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/pacific-community-will-require-policy-change/
Measuring peace in the Pacific – Addressing SDG16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions – Murray Ackman, Dr Andrea Abel van Es. and Daniel Hyslop “This report aims to measure peace in the Pacific. It also seeks to enhance our understanding of the existing data and capacity to measure Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report is part of a larger research project by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) with support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Outlined within the report is why Sustainable Development Goal 16 (SDG16) is important to the Pacific, […]
globalfishingwatch.org/map/ A high-tech map to combat illegal fishing in the Pacific – Jacques Franc de Ferrière An interactive map tracks the activity of industrial fishing vessels, allowing concerned governments to monitor their exclusive economic zone. What is to notice is that there is a very high concentration of fishing boats around the borders of French Polynesia. Read More: http://www.tahiti-infos.com/Une-carte-high-tech-pour-lutter-contre-la-peche-illegale-dans-le-Pacifique_a166276.html
The Coveted Oceania: History, Geopolitics and Society – Sémir Al Wardi, Jean-Marc Regnault and Jean-François Sabouret “This book, bringing together some forty specialists, analyzes this” coveted “Oceania, from the historical, political, religious, economic and cultural angle, trying to go beyond the myth (…), of paradise rediscovered islands, it retraces the irreconcilable lusts of a multitude of actors, sometimes unexpected, just as much as the hegemonic ambitions of the great powers.”. The table of contents is available on Protorp. Al Wardi, Sémir. Jean-Marc Regnault et Jean-François Sabouret. 2017. The Coveted Oceania: History, Geopolitics and Society. CNRS.
Security in Oceania in the 21st Century – Eric Shibuya and Jim Rolfe «Where there has been attention focused on security issues for small island states, they have tended towards what has happened or can happen to island states rather than what island states can do to enhance their own security outlook. Prominent discussions of security in general, or even of Asia-Pacific security, have not taken the concerns of island states into much account, if at all.» Shibuya, Eric and Jim Rolfe. 2003. Security in Oceania in the 21st Century. Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies : Hawaii