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Pacific meet advances Intel, info-sharing against IUU fishing

27 October, 2015, FFA CC, Honiara SOLOMON ISLANDS  – Illegal, Unlicensed and Unregulated fishing is the ongoing challenge for regional and global fisheries, and Pacific member nations of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency are determined to take the lead on ensuring its stamped out in our tuna-rich EEZs.

Training helps Licensing Officers use legal and FFA tools to control fisheries

HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS 7-10 FEBRUARY 2011: Fisheries Licensing Officers from 14 member countries of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) have now completed the Fisheries Licensing Officer’s Workshop (FLOW), where they learned more about key legal and monitoring tools to control fishing. A total of 20 participants from Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu attended as well as staff from FFA, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and the Western a

WCPFC Area Catch Value Estimates

Introduction

The report aims to provide estimates of the value of catches of the four main commercial species caught in the Western and Central Paciffic Fisheireies Commission (WCPFC) Convention Area, that is, albacore (Thunnus alalunga), bigeye (Thunnus obesus), skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis) and yellowfin (Thunnus albacares). The report also provides catch data provided by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and prices obtained from a range of sources (provided below) on which the estimated values are based. 

Officers learn about monitoring, control and surveillance of fishing

HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS, MONDAY 29 JUNE 2009: Fisheries and compliance officers from Cook Islands, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu are in Honiara this week to learn more about monitoring, control and surveillance of illegal fishing.

The Week 5 FFA Component of the National Fisheries Officers’ Surveillance Course opened today in Honiara at the FFA Conference Centre. This is the final week in the 5-week course, the rest of the course being conducted by AMC Search Ltd in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.

FFA High Level Delegation in Tonga this week

NUKU’ALOFA, THURSDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2008: A high level delegation from the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) met with Tongan leaders this week to discuss Tongan fisheries.

FFA assists countries to board and prosecute fishing vessels

NUKU’ALOFA, TONGA, MONDAY 3 NOVEMBER 2008: The FFA Director General Su’a N.F. Tanielu opened the Prosecution and Dockside Boarding Workshop in Tonga today. This workshop will assist local officers to board and inspect fishing vessels for offences.


In Tonga this week, fisheries officers, police and maritime navy at the workshop will learn more about International law, National laws, Regional and Sub-regional Fisheries Agreements, Fishing Vessel Boarding & Evidence Collections and Court Procedures.

FFA members make gains at WCPFC committee

POHNPEI, FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA, WEDNESDAY 8 OCTOBER 2008: At the Fourth Regular Session of the Technical and Compliance Committee (TCC4) of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), in Pohnpei this week, Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) members advanced recommendations to increase effectiveness of fisheries management in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean.

FFA members support Tonga’s bid to list vessel for illegal fishing

POHNPEI, FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA, SATURDAY 04 OCTOBER 2008: At the Fourth Regular Session of the Technical and Compliance Committee of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), in Pohnpei this week, Tonga pursued its bid to get Taiwanese fishing vessel F/V Chu Huai No.638 prosecuted for illegal fishing in Tongan waters.

Operation Kurukuru Photos

Click on the files below to download photos of Operation Kurukuru. These are free to use but please let us know when you use them in newsletters and media by emailing anouk.ride@ffa.int

 

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