Pacific welcomes Prime Minister Key’s Future of Fisheries funding boost

FSMPIF2016, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, Friday 9th September 2016A funding injection announced today by the Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key, in Pohnpei will provide a significant boost for the regional Roadmap aimed at ensuring sustainable development in Pacific fisheries. Visiting Micronesia for the Pacific Forum Leaders Meeting, Prime Minister Key has announced NZ $12.15 million to support sustainable coastal fisheries and aquaculture in the region.

Pacific Tuna Report Card 2016 to Forum Leaders


FSMPIF2016, Pohnpei, FSM—The 2016 regional report card for tuna fisheries is revealing a general momentum in its four goal areas- sustainability, value, employment and food security.

August 9 2016 marks 37 years of the FFA Convention: Read our founding documents

In 1977 Pacific Islands Forum Leaders at their 8th meeting delivered a Declaration on the Law of the Sea and a Regional Fisheries Agency. Two years later, on July 10 1979,  10 Pacific nations opened the FFA Convention for signature. The FFA takes its annual commemoration from 9 August 1979, when the Convention-- which received its required number of signatories on July 10, entered into force. 

Outcomes statement from FFA, Solomon Islands Judicial Seminar: Information focus on national workshops, PacLII and FFA databases

A full report of proceedings has been cleared to member countries, with an appended Statement of Outcomes highlighting the key elements of the three-day meeting of Pacific judiciary and fisheries officials, chaired by Solomon Islands Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer. 
Honiara, Solomon Islands 
25-27 July 2016 

Capturing economic benefits from the Pacific’s tuna resources-- FFA Policy Brief

In this Policy Brief originally published as part of a collection of four externally contributed articles in the July Pacific Economic Monitor of the Asian Development Bank, FFA's Chris Reid, Alice McDonald and Leonard Rodwell conclude their report noting that Agency member nations are continuing to develop and implement policies at the regional and subregional levels in order to implement rights-based management systems