Fisheries Management

Key fisheries meetings outcomes

HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2010: The regional headquarters of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) hosted 2 key meetings last week – the Management Options Consultation to develop FFA positions for the WCPFC meeting and the Special Forum Fisheries Committee to approve these decisions.

FFA & SPC assist consultative process for fisheries management & legal review

FUNAFUTI, TUVALU 12-21 OCTOBER 2010: The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) in collaboration with the Secretariat of the South Pacific Community (SPC) assist Tuvalu to hold stakeholder consultations and develop a National Tuna Fisheries Management and Development Plan this week.

Meetings that are being held at Funafuti week will progress a consultative process to upgrade Tuvalu’s fisheries laws and develop a new tuna fisheries management and development plan.

Tuvalu launches 4-year roadmap for fisheries

FUNAFUTI, TUVALU, SEPTEMBER 2010: After months of discussion, consultation, and planning, Tuvalu launched a roadmap for how to strengthen its fisheries institutions, manage and develop its fisheries and coordinate activities of government.

Outcomes from Ministerial Meetings about fisheries

MADANG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, 7-8 JULY 2010: The Sixth Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Committee Ministerial Meeting agreed on several strategic priorities for management and control of fishing. Australia, Republic of Kiribati, Republic of Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Niue, Republic of Palau, Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Kingdom of Tonga and Tuvalu were represented at Ministerial level and four other members were represented by Senior Officials at the meeting.

FFA-hosted Kobe Workshop on RFMO Management of Tuna Fisheries (29 June - 1 July 2010, Brisbane Convention Centre, Australia)

The Kobe 2 meeting in San Sebastian in June 2009 agreed to hold an international workshop on RFMO management of tuna fisheries.  Members of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA; 16 countries and 1 territory) offered to host this workshop.  The workshop was held at the Brisbane Convention Centre from Tuesday 29 June - Thursday 1 July 2010.  

The agreed terms of reference for the workshop are:

Objective:

NEWS: Tuna data management and women observer support strengthened in Solomon Islands

The First Solomon Islands National Tuna Data Workshop was held in Honiara last week to reflect on the current practices, identify ways to improve collection and management of tuna data and to make sure the country meets its data obligations to the WCPFC

With tuna as the second biggest export earner in the Solomon Islands, data of tuna catch and other fishing related activities within Solomon Islands EEZ must be recorded and managed in proper systems and procedures to inform the Government to make decisions that ensure the long term sustainability of the tuna industry.  

Solomon Islanders celebrate our unique biodiversity

HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS, FRIDAY 21 MAY 2010: Today International Biodiversity Day will be celebrated in Honiara, for all Solomon Islanders to learn about the importance of biodiversity through music, games and educational presentations.

This year’s International Biodiversity Day, themed Biodiversity for development and poverty alleviation, is particularly important because 2010 is the United Nations International Year of Biodiversity. Throughout the year we will be looking at how all living things are, including humans, depend on each other for survival.

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