PacMAN monitoring activities were officially launched on the morning of 24.11 at 10 am (FJT, UTC+12). This launch was the first step to begin research activities at the harbor site as part of the project’s commitment to establishing a marine invasive species monitoring plan and a desktop decision support tool for the management of marine alien invasive species.
Major stakeholders in Fiji were present at the launch, including the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Environment and Waterways Mr. Joshua Wycliffe. A note of appreciation was also given by the Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO and Assistant Director-General of UNESCO Dr. Vladimir Ryabinin.
The recording of the event can be viewed on the PacMAN facebook page.
Read more on the USP news item on the event.