Fisheries Development

Fisheries development in Vanuatu recieves boost

PORT VILA, VANUATU, 25 JULY 2009: A new 2-Minute Brief, released today at the Pacific Islands News Association Convention, explains the Vanuatu Government and FFA's work to increase domestic development, particularly tuna processing and trade, in Vanuatu. 

Historically, in Pacific Islands like Vanuatu, the main source of economic gains from tuna was to licence foreign fishing nations to fish in their waters, however recent innovations and strategic thinking has encouraged many Pacific Island nation

Outcomes from Forum Fisheries Committee meeting in Niue

ALOFI, NIUE,WEDNESDAY 19 MAY 2009: Ministers from the members of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) attended the Forum Fisheries Committee meeting and agreed on some key strategies for fisheries in the region.

Speaking at the meeting FFA Director General Su’a N.F. Tanielu said: “The importance of what we do here at this meeting is underlined by the challenging times we live in. The global economic crisis has created scarce resources and economic pressures which will impact on the sustainable development, management and control of tuna.”

Outcomes from FFA’s US & Indonesia talks

REGIONWIDE, TUESDAY 24 MARCH 2009: The members of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and the Secretariat have had separate meetings with Indonesia and the US this month to discuss issues of common concern to the Pacific Islands and these countries.

US TREATY MEETING AND OUTCOMES
The Multilateral Treaty on Fisheries Between Certain Governments of the Pacific Island States and the Government of the United States of America (commonly referred to as the "US Treaty") held its 21st Annual Consultation between the Pacific Island Parties and the United States, in Koror Palau from 12-13 March.

Outcomes include:

FFA High Level Delegation in Tonga this week

NUKU’ALOFA, THURSDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2008: A high level delegation from the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) met with Tongan leaders this week to discuss Tongan fisheries.

FFA Fisheries Trade News - PDF Version & Previous Editions

Apia Fish Markets

Fisheries Trade Briefings is produced by FFA to provide short updates to member countries and industry on issues of importance to the international trade in fish and fisheries products, with an emphasis on tuna.

Previous publications are available to download below.

If you would like these emailed to you, please contact len.rodwell@ffa.int

FFA High Level Delegation in Fiji this week

SUVA, THURSDAY 17 JULY 2008: A high level delegation from the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) met with Fijian leaders this week to discuss Fijian fisheries.

Economic benefits and development reports

How do small island developing states maximise the economic benefits from their fisheries? The below reports provide more information and analysis on economic benefits of fishing and lessons learnt from economic development initiatives in the Pacific.

Fishing vessel safety

SPC and the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), through the EU-funded DEVFISH project, are reviewing international tools for improved fishing vessel safety and provides assistance to members on these matters.

This work relates to 2 international conventions:

Value-Adding to Fish - Business Manual

This business report provides practical guidelines to assist existing entrepreneurs in the Pacific Island fishing business community with the setting up of sustainable and profitable seafood value-added businesses making value-added products from target species and the by-products of tuna fisheries. Download chapters below.

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