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2017 Pacific Fisheries Ministerial Communique: 14th FFCMIN Outcomes, Australia takes Chair.

Statement of Outcomes from the Fourteenth Annual Session of Pacific Fisheries Ministers
 
1. Ministers representing Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tokelau and Tuvalu met in Mooloolaba, Australia on 5 and 6 July 2017 as the fourteenth annual meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Committee (FFC) Ministers.
2. Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu were represented by diplomats and senior officials.
 

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 10: Issue 3 May - June 2017

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS  Volume 10: Issue 3May - June 2017

By Elizabeth Havice, Mike McCoy, Liam Campling[1]

 

CONTENTS

Preferential & Fisheries Trade

Kiribati a step closer to EU market access for tuna

Fisheries Regulation

US government and importers prepare for IUU rule implementation

Fisheries Management

Outcomes from the 12th PNA Ministerial Meeting

Albacore meet opens on sombre note for Observer safety

Mooloolaba, Q’land, AUSTRALIA-- A pivotal meeting on South Pacific Albacore opened in Australia today with Pacific officials taking a moment of silence to reflect on another issue close to their hearts: Observer safety. This follows recent confirmation that another Pacific fisheries observer has gone missing at sea. 

Kiribati Tuna poised for EU market access

FFA HQ, Honiara, SOLOMON ISLANDS. –An important milestone towards gaining access to the world’s most stringent consumer market for tuna has been met by Kiribati, making it only the fourth Pacific nation to do so.
 
The confirmation of the European Commission decision on 16th June to add the Republic of Kiribati to the list of countries whose fisheries food products acceptably conform to the restrictive food safety requirements of the EU market, is an impressive milestone for Kiribati.
 

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