Monthly Archives: September 2011

New Study Examines Traditional Fish-Management Practices in Island Communities

Dwindling fish stocks in seas and waterways around the world – caused by excessive fishing and other factors – have put a spotlight on “fisheries management” policies designed to maintain adequate levels of aquatic vertebrate. A new study published in Marine Policy, a journal focused on ocean policy studies, details how distinct island communities have […]

Melanesian Music Makes Global Scene

From women slapping water rhythms to pidgin-English hip-hop, the sounds coming out of modern Melanesia are as vibrant and diverse as the many peoples that  live there.
Stretching from Papua New Guinea to Fiji, with Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and many small islands in between, Melanesia has more languages than any region on the planet. Now, the […]