Media-Releases

Pacific nations, Forum Fisheries at new High Seas treaty talks

 

 

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Thursday 7 April 2016, FFA HQ SOLOMON ISLANDS Pacific Small Islands Developing States are in New York closing off the first of four UN meetings over the next two years aimed at delivering a new Implementing Agreement under the framework of the 1982 UN Law of the Sea Convention, to govern conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction.

Tuna IUU report recognises progress, challenges for countries

 16 Mar, FFA HQ SOLOMON ISLANDS The newly announced US 616m value to annual losses from Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated activity in the Pacific tuna fishery should provide “renewed impetus for Pacific countries to step up what they are already doing well, and embrace solutions to help in areas where action is required,” says the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Director General James Movick. (pictured)

New Pacific IUU report puts confirmed figure on illegal tuna fishing

10 Mar, FFA HQ SOLOMON ISLANDS  The findings of a major study which will put accurate and up to date numbers to the nature and extent of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing will be made public next week.

Pacific front-line officials in monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) work are attending a suite of MCS meetings in Auckland this month—at their working group meetings next week, they will be presented with findings of a major quantifying IUU fisheries report two years in the making.

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 9: Issue 1 January-February 2016

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS

Volume 9: Issue 1 January-February 2016

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

 

CONTENTS

Special Feature

America’s Tuna Conference Overview

Preferential Trade 

Lack lustre tuna tariff preferences under EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement

Fisheries Regulation

Thailand awaits verdict from EU on red card for IUU fishing 

Fisheries Management

US tuna Treaty deal salvaged for 2016, but overhaul still needed -- FFA

2 Mar 2016, FFA HQ SOLOMON ISLANDS – US vessels are to resume tuna fishing in the Pacific in a matter of days, thanks to an “extraordinary effort” on the part of Pacific island countries. 

“I commend the Pacific Island Parties for once again being able to use their strong commitment to regional cooperation and unity to find solutions to a problem that has been foisted on them by the actions of others, in this case the US tuna fishing fleet” says FFA Director General James Movick.

FFA’s Movick on Sir Peter Kenilorea: Solomon Islands, Pacific have lost a  ‘rare visionary’

1st Mar 2016, FFA HQ SOLOMON ISLANDS – The passing away of former Director General of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency, Sir Peter Kenilorea on Thursday 25th February heralds “the end of a very special era in our Pacific history,” says FFA’s Director General James Movick. “Here on Kola Ridge, Sir Peter’s FFA family heard the news of his passing with a profound sense of sadness and loss.”

24th meeting of Pacific Islands Parties to the US Treaty: Statement

9th Feb 2016, Tokatoka Hotel, Nadi FIJI ISLANDS The Director General of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency, FFA, James Movick, today issued the following statement on the outcome of the meetings of Pacific Island Parties regarding the resolution of 2016 fishing arrangements under the US Treaty.

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