Centre of Excellence in Niue

NIUE Fisheries Division

Fisheries and aquaculture research in Niue is the responsibility of the Fisheries Division. The Division does not have a strong research capability on its own, but has collaborated with regional fisheries organisations. SPC has carried out five research projects in Niue in the past decade: coastal fishing activity, women`s fishing activity, state of coastal resources, household fishery survey, and a reef invertebrate fishery. FFA and ICLARM have jointly done research on aquaculture potential. FAO has also sponsored studies on decapterus, coconut crab (Birgus Latro), and development potential.

Niue has no fisheries training institutions. Fisheries Division staff make use of fisheries education and training opportunities overseas, or those provided by regional fisheries organisations.