Media-Releases

New Fisheries book meets critical data gap

Fisheries is a critical sector for food security and economic growth in the Pacific region but despite this, the sustainable development of the industry and effective management of this precious resource has been hampered by the lack of accurate and up-to-date data. 

FFA SPEECHES: Outgoing FFC Chair notes successes and cautions on challenges in handover session at 2016 ministerial

Full statement below -- 
 
13th Forum Fisheries Ministerial Committee Meeting
Tuvalu Statement and Handing Over remarks
Hon Elisala Pita
Minister, Ministry of Natural Resources, Tuvalu.
 
Honourable Ministers from all FFA member countries and your delegations, FFA Director General Mr James Movick and your staff, Senior Government Official of the Government of Vanuatu, representatives of Crop Agencies, Observers, and Friends. 

Vanuatu welcomes Pacific Fisheries Ministerial

Vanuatu Fisheries Department Media Release, Monday 4th July 2016--
Pacific Ministers of Fisheries are in Port Vila this week for talks aimed at ensuring best economic benefits and sustainable futures for the region's shared tuna resouces.
 
Prime Minister Charlot Salwai will be giving the official keynote to Ministers tonight (Monday 4 July) at the Farea Pacifik Convention Centre, at Le Lagon/Warwick, with Minister Matai Seremaia Nawalu to lead the welcoming ceremonies for his Pacific colleagues. 
 

Smiles for US Treaty as Pacific reaches six-year deal: Major breakthrough for Pacific Islands Parties, US

FFA HQ, Honiara, SOLOMON ISLANDS (Monday 27th June 2016)—18 negotiation meetings over the last seven years governing the world’s largest multilateral tuna fisheries deal have finally ended over the weekend with this news: the US Treaty has survived.

The access and aid envelope for Pacific Forum Fisheries members, which started life 28 years ago as the South Pacific Tuna Treaty, had been going through increasingly difficult negotiations and interim agreements since the last multi-year agreement ended in 2012.

Regional Foreign Affairs, Law Enforcement, Finance and Fisheries complete Leaders’ mandated review of regional MCS arrangements

Monday 20 June 2016, FFA HQ, Honiara SOLOMON ISLANDS-- A blend of Foreign Affairs, Law Enforcement, Finance and Fisheries Ministers from nine Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries member nations are leaving Honiara this weekend expressing their overall satisfaction with the status of regional systems for monitoring, control and surveillance and with an active interest in the impact of Fisheries on their own portfolios.

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