French Polynesia

Marine species have always been a very important natural resource for the ancient island societies of the Pacific, and for Polynesians in particular. Today, these resources continue to contribute to the socioeconomic development of these islands. Once only considered as exploitable resources, fish populations within lagoons and along the outer reef have become indicators of global change, particularly with respect to change stemming from anthropogenic pressures. For this reason, the government of French Polynesia provides ongoing support to research programs and management initiatives to further our understanding of fish ecology, to develop sustainable fishing practices within lagoons and offshore areas, and to enhance the integration of traditional knowledge within current practices in resource management.

Founded in 1976, the French Society for Ichthyology seeks to unite people with a common interest in furthering our fundamental and applied knowledge of Ichthyology; to represent the members of the Society at the national and international levels; to promote and coordinate research in the field of Ichthyology; and to liaise between its members through the dissemination of a quarterly  publication produced by the Society.


The Tahitian House of Culture was established in 1971 in Papeete as the “Youth House – House of Culture (MJMC) by the State near the district of Paola’i. Its mission is to display and share French Polynesian culture, to promote activities and artistic creations in all of its forms, and to organise and promote popular events, particularly those which profile ma’ohi culture, at local, national and international levels.


The French Ministry of Environment, Energy and the Sea is responsible for preparing and implementing the Government’s policy in sustainable development, the environment and green technologies, energy and the transition of energy, climate, the prevention of natural and technological hazards, industrial safety, transport and transportation infrastructure, equipment and the sea.


The Pacific Cooperative Fund for Economics, Society and Culture known as the “Pacific Fund”, is France’s main instrument for regional cooperation in the Pacific. Funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and through this cooperation with the independent states of the Pacific, it contributes to the regional integration of New Caledonia, French Polynesia and the Wallis and Futuna Islands.

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We offer daily non-stop service to Tahiti from Paris and Los Angeles as well as convenient flights to Auckland and Tokyo. With our code share partners SNCF rail in France, American Airlines in the USA and Qantas in Australia, we link to over 39 other cities including Sydney, New York and Marseilles.

Our fresh and dynamic crew make our passengers feel like they are already in Tahiti as soon as they step on board. The smile and generosity of our teams, the elegant and refined design of the cabins, the sound of ukulele, and the fragrance of the Tiare flower that is offered with our traditional «Maeva», the Tahitian word for welcome, are some of the tokens of friendliness that we extend. They demonstrate the human and uniquely Tahitian part of our character.

A lavish garden setting, a gorgeous turquoise lagoon, volcanic peaks rising up in the distance – the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa is the perfect launch-point for your French Polynesian vacation.

Located on the main island in Papeete only two kilometres from the airport and city shopping, this is your first stop in French Polynesia, welcoming you into a lush 12-hectare tropical garden, surrounded by clear, cerulean seas. With overwater bungalows, lagoon-view and garden-view rooms, our premium accommodation provides panoramic views over beautiful Tahiti, showcasing the sparkling ocean and the volcanic mountains of our sister island, Moorea.

Our 4-star resort and spa boasts two superb infinity pools set amid colourful indigenous plants and towering palms. We offer a diverse range of activities and top-notch facilities, with locally renowned restaurants and vibrant tropical bars, each offering their own unique ambiance. Relax in the Lobby Bar with a premium drink, enjoy an intimate dinner at Le Lotus overwater restaurant, or kick up your heels with our signature cocktails at Tiki Bar.

With a luxury spa, lush overwater bungalows, tropical gardens and a wide range of water sports, the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa is the quintessential island escape, with everything you need for a true French Polynesian getaway.

The Hotel and Tourism School of Tahiti was established in 2003 and is the only school of its kind in the French south-west Pacific zone. A state-of-the-art facility, with beautiful equipment on an idyllic and protected site, the school enrols 600 students including 120 students, from CAP to BTS, who may pursue either a professional or a technological degree in 5 disciplines: cooking, restaurant service, hotel service, baking (bread and pastries) and tourism, with complementary specialities including bartending and catering.


Papeete is the capital of French Polynesia, an overseas country of France in the Pacific Ocean. The commune of Papeete is located on the island of Tahiti and is hosting the 10th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference.

Tahiti Nui Travel has been the undisputed leader in travel in Tahiti and Her Islands since 1965.

Our mission is to help you to organize travel plans to Tahiti and Her Islands and provide continuous support before, during and after your clients’ holidays. With our knowledge and expertise, you can be assured of your clients memorable experience in our islands.

Tahiti and Her Islands are home to 118 islands, warm and welcoming locals, unique sceneries and ancient culture. This wealth and variety requires a depth of knowledge which we have been developing since our creation in 1965.


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Immersed in a world of majestic mountain peaks, turquoise waters and white-sand beaches, visitors to our islands create memories through authentic experiences that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. For centuries, the Tahitian people have referred to this as “Mana”. Mana is a life force and spirit that surrounds and connects all living things. You can see it. Touch it. Taste it. Feel it. And from the moment you arrive, you will understand why we say our islands are Embraced by Mana.

The Bank of Polynesia puts all of its expertise in business, finance and the economy into the hands of its clients, with the goal of becoming the bank of reference relational bank on the Fenua.
The strength of an international group : As a 72% -owned subsidiary of the Société Générale Group, the Bank of Polynesia offers its Polynesian clients the solidity of a global group and the standards of a universal bank. The Bank of Polynesia delivers all of the services of a retail bank with a single objective: the satisfaction of our individual customers, professionals and companies. From the management of current operations to the financing of projects, to providing insurance solutions for people and property, the Bank of Polynesia supports the daily life of its clients.

The Oceanic Banking Services (OSB) society was created in December 1994 to improve the processing of payments (bank card transactions, checks, management of bank machines, etc.). Since this time, the OSB has enabled the electronic interoperability and the harmonization of existing systems for all the banking and financial institutions in the area.
In 2015, the Renault-Nissan Alliance sold 8.5 million vehicles in almost 200 countries around the world through its eight brands: RENAULT, DACIA, RENAULT SAMSUNG MOTORS, NISSAN, INFINITI, DATSUN, VENUCIA and LADA. This record figure corresponds to more than one vehicle in every ten sold worldwide. The Renault-Nissan Alliance is the world’s fourth-biggest vehicle manufacturer.

The École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), established in the Sorbonne in 1868, is acknowledged as one of France’s ‘grands établissements’ where research is undertaken in Life and Earth Sciences, Historical and Philological Sciences, and Religious Sciences.

The EPHE focuses on unique fields of knowledge. Lectures and other learning strategies, offered by over 260 faculty, provide an exceptional opportunity for immediate immersion into research as practiced in a myriad of fields including languages and religions of Pre-Islamic Central Asia, the major monotheistic faiths, Chinese archaeology, Hebrew palaeography, Greek dialectology and digital humanities in the sphere of Social Sciences and Humanities; coral reef biodiversity, neurosciences and cognitive science, cellular environment and regulation in the Life and Earth Sciences sector… as well as transdisciplinary issues that bridge these key areas of knowledge.


The National Center for Scientific Research, or CNRS, is a public organization under the responsibility of the French Ministry of Education and Research.
Founded in 1939 by governmental decree, the CNRS aims to:

  • Evaluate and carry out all research capable of advancing knowledge and bringing social, cultural, and economic benefits for society.
  • Contribute to the promotion and application of research results.
  • Develop scientific information.
  • Support research training.
  • Participate in the analysis of the national and international scientific climate and its potential for evolution in order to develop a national policy.

The Louis Malardé Institute contributes to the preservation of the health, public hygiene and natural environment of French Polynesia. This mission revolves around two divisions: Public Health and Scientific Research.


Scientific progress is necessary to further sustainable and human development: the IRD (French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development) carries this conviction with it wherever it is present, and wherever it works with its partners. The IRD is a key French player on the international development agenda.It works based on an original model: equitable scientific partnership with developing countries, primarily those in the intertropical regions and the Mediterranean area.The IRD believes that only this model allows us to design solutions which are adapted to the challenges that humans and the planet are facing: pandemics, climate change, humanitarian and political crises, etc. Because development challenges are challenges for the whole planet.


The International Atomic Energy Agency is the world’s central intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical co-operation in the nuclear field. It works for the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology, contributing to international peace and security and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.


INTEGRE, Pacific Territories Initiative for Regional Management of the Environment, is a sustainable development project designed for and implemented by the four European Pacific overseas countries and territories (OCTs).

Funded by the 10th European Development Fund (EDF), implemented by the Pacific Community (SPC) and steered by French Polynesia, INTEGRE aims at promoting the implementation of integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) in its beneficiary OCTs and in the Pacific region generally.

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The overall goal of RESCCUE is to contribute to increasing the resilience of Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) in the context of global changes. To this end RESCCUE aims at supporting adaptation to climate change (ACC) through integrated coastal management (ICM), resorting especially to economic analysis and economic and financial mechanisms.


The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, proudly supporting development since 1947. We are an international development organisation owned and governed by our 26 country and territory members.

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Agence Française de Développement (AFD) is a financial institution and the main implementing agency for France’s official development assistance to developing countries and overseas territories.

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The French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM) has been working to promote protection of the global environment in developing countries since it was established by the French government in 1994.


In French Polynesia, Vini S.A.S. is the leading provider of mobile, fixed data and TV content communications services for the retail and business communities, with more than 220.000 customers. Vini is a wholly owned subsidiary of Office des Postes et Télécommunications.
Our ambition, while in the middle of south pacific, is to deliver the best innovative communication services and systems that address our customers’ critical needs and especially, their connection to the rest of the world. Additionally, we are determined to differentiate ourselves in the marketplace by delivering an outstanding customer experience, allowing us to maintain market share on the new competitive environment.


The autonomy status of April 12,1996 extended French Polynesia’s competence to international relations in the field of posts and telecommunications. The Assembly and the Government of the country are now responsible for the regulation of all activities in the postal and telecommunications sector, except for defense and security communications, and communications and radio frequency regulation, which remain within the competences of State.
Since this reform, the post and telecommunications Office (OPT) is the only public operator of postal services and telecommunications.

With its 900 employees, 87 agencies and centers scattered over 57 islands spread over a sea surface as large as the size of Europe, the OPT, while carrying out its missions, has been involved in the Sustainable Development Plan since 2013.

In the digital age, OPT is a civic and eco-responsible company and is proud to contribute to the major challenges for the preservation of our planet and to welcome all participants and members of the 10th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference (IPFC10).


The Australian Society For Fish Biology was founded in 1971 with the intention of promoting fish studies and the interchange of information between fish biologists in a relaxed but effective manner. Annual Conferences have been held once every year since the Society’s inception. They are now the highlight of the Society’s calendar, providing a forum for members around Australia to meet and discuss their work.


The Institute of Youth and Sport of French Polynesia is charged with wide range of youth-related topics including sports and the development of youth associations, the application of pilot projects and the implementation of new youth programs launched by the Government of French Polynesia.

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Air Tahiti, the inter-island airline in French Polynesia, has daily flights to 49 stops across the country, covering the area of Europe, over distances from 15 km (the shortest between Tahiti and Moorea) up to 1600 km (Tahiti-Mangareva). This latter distance is equivalent to a Paris/Stockholm or New York/Miami.
First private sector employer in French Polynesia, the company insures a public service mission. It drives economic and social development of the archipelagoes and a key player in the tourism development. Air Tahiti is deeply involved in local actions promoting the Polynesian culture, the environment, the social and the Polynesian sports.

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NAUTISPORT is a specialist shop in items relating to sea activities. The shop has various sections such as: fishing, scuba-diving, marine electronic devices, ropes, spare parts, various nautical items…
The NAUTISPORT shop and its Show Room are located in Tahiti – Fare Ute. There is also a branch in Raiatea.



An environmental asset; Robert Wan’s farms are located some 5000 km from the nearest industrial activity, representing a unique and protected biodiversity with totally pristine, unpolluted waters.

A commercial asset; Robert Wan produces a luxury product of rarity and the world’s only gem produced by a living creature. We believe these pearls to be the symbol of harmony between man and nature, and an inspiration to the emerging values of the 21st century.


Polynésie 1ère is a French-language public broadcast company located in French Polynesia – one of France’s Overseas Territories – for diffusion of programming throughout French Polynesia.


Tahiti Nui Télévision (TNTV) is a cable and satellite television channel created in 2000. TNTV airs local programs produced by the channel, children’s programmes and news programmes in French and in Tahitian.


Industrial society produising VAIMATO natural spring water.

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By Wing Chong, you will find a wide range of products at the best prices for the polynesian customers, and a team at your service for any assistance. Come and visit our showroom to benefit exclusive discounts and special offers!


MF Production (Former Raumanu Industry) manufactures and distributes ice-cream and sorbets of quality since more than 40 years. The story began with the Tip Top ice-cream, locally manufactured in the factory of Titioro as a Neo-Zealand franchised store. Nowaday well-known by all the Polynesian, the range has been developed for all tastes and budgets, from the low price Freshka brand to the high-end Sorbets de Tahiti products.

MF Production hire 47 persons to the production, stock, sell and distribution of its products across the entire country. By buying MF Production products, you support the only locally-made industry and the local economy as well.


Travelling with yestahiti you choose safety and the services of the first travel agency in French Polynesia, since 1965.
Yestahiti offers special legal and commercial conditions as French agencies do.


The Oceania Chondrichthyan Society (OCS) is an international non-profit organisation created ‘To promote and facilitate the advancement of the scientific study of chondrichthyan fishes (sharks, skates, rays, and chimaeras), the promotion of education, conservation, and sustainable utilisation of natural resources, and to provide a medium for the exchange of information and ideas among those studying chondrichthyan fishes.’


Since 15 years, FENUA MA is in charge of the waste treating and recycling management in French Polynesia. During the IPFC, Fenua Ma will provide baskets for selective waste sorting.

Newrest in French Polynesia is an expert in multi-sector catering and adds a new perspective to the catering market and related services. The Newrest Group subsidiary is the benchmark for catering services and inflight catering in French Polynesia’s various archipelagos, with over 10,300 meals served every day.
Jus de Fruits de Moorea is a company founded following the creation of the local agricultural producer cooperative during a season of overproduction in June 1981. With help from the government in association with the municipality of Moorea, the Socredo bank, the Chamber of Agriculture and other private corporations such as the Brasserie de Tahiti (first authorized dealer of the Rotui brand), the company’s goal was to build a fresh pineapple juice factory. Jus de Fruits de Moorea also hosts a firm called Manutea Tahiti, created in 1983, specialising in producing alcoholic beverages, sweets and condiments.
In the early days, the Miss Tahiti contest was organised by the Hotel Tahiti, which is no longer standing. It drew throngs of spectators, many of whom came to cheer on their nominee. As the contest became increasingly popular, it was moved to Papeete, which has venues large enough to hold large audiences: To’at? Square or the gardens of Papeete’s City Hall. For all Polynesians, watching the Miss Tahiti Pageant is a must, whether by attending the pageant itself or seeing it on television.