Fisheries Development

PNG-EU yellow card success a Pacific inspiration, says FFA

6 October, 2015, FFA RFSC, Honiara SOLOMON ISLANDS  –The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) has commended the "inspirational" achievement of Papua New Guinea with the EU lifting of its yellow card tuna exports status this month.

The EU market-- the world’s leading recipient of tuna, has stringent rules on processing ensuring safety for consumers, and sourcing rules to ensure fish were caught in compliance with fishing rules and reporting processes. The EU market is the largest recipient of PNG’s tuna, valued at around 140mUSD annually.

A Forward Looking Study of Development Opportunities in FFA Member Countries in the Tuna Industry

The Fisheries Development Division of the Forum Fisheries Agency is pleased to release the final report "A Forward Looking Study of Development Opportunities in FFA Member Countries in the Tuna Industry".  The report provides an overview of recent developments in the tuna industry, particularly changes in technology and considers the implications of such changes for Pacific Island Countries.

The report was funded by the Australian Aid Program with additional support from the EU funded DevFish2 Project.

Comparative advantage, competitive edge, and economic realities for Pacific fisheries--FFA Economic Indicators Report 2014

FFA's annual update monitoring key parameters for the economic conditions of the WCPO tuna fishery and its impact on FFA members is attached for download, with some amendments for public use and sharing. The Economic Indicators report is divided into 4 broad sections:  ‘Global tuna production’ (Section 2), WCP-CA estimated catch, values and economic conditions, (Section 3), ‘Domestic development indicators’ (Section 4) and Summary and conclusions (Section 5).

FFA development support in 2014 - focus on national compliance, standards

FFA's Fisheries Development Division through its EU-funded DEVFISH II project has supported a significant focus on national compliance systems. This work is done by national 'competent authorities' to meet the standards of the EU IUU regulation and the regulatory standards of EU accredited food safety Competent Authorities. Establishment and strengthening across some member nations has taken a focus in two areas-- food safety standards covering tuna at all stages from the ocean to the consumer, and Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported fishing.

Solomon's Fisheries training takes a close up look at Tuna industry

FFA HQ, Honiara, SOLOMON ISLANDS.More than 30 Solomon Islands Fisheries officials and tuna industry managers spent last week in Noro, Western Province, getting into the details of the country’s tuna industry. They put theory into practice while looking at national and global standards for tuna Catch Certification compliance guidelines and protocols.

Transshipment 2012 Report

A survey of Tuna Transshipment in Pacific Island Countries: Opportunities for Increasing Benefits and Improving Monitoring.

For more information, please download the attachment on Transshipment 2012 Report.

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