Vanuatu

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. 
 

VANUATU FISHERIES IN FOCUS FOR LEGAL INTERN

FFA HQ, Honiara, SOLOMON ISLANDS, Thurs 2 May-- ‪#‎Vanuatu‬'s Fisheries Regulations will come in for a closer look for FFA's latest Legal intern, Felix Toa Ngwango. (See attached image, Second from left, with FFA's Legal team Pole Atinraoi-Reim (left), Tion Nabau, and Dr Manu Tupou-Roosen (right).

Vanuatu Minister at FFC98 in Port Vila: Fisheries management must ensure sustainability, maximum benefits of tuna resources.

The text below provides the core statement of the Hon. Matai Seremaiah, Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries & Biosecurity, as he opened the 98th session of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Committee, in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
All 15 member countries of the FFA are here in Port Vila for the FFC98 which ends this Friday.

--BEGINS:
Salutations.

May I first of all, on behalf of the Government and people of Vanuatu, say Warm greetings and welcome to Port Vila.

Vanuatu gears up to host 98th Forum Fisheries Meeting

1 May 2016, Port Vila, VANUATU – Pacific nations including Australia, New Zealand, and the 15 developing members of the regional Fisheries organisation, the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency, are in Port Vila this week and next week for the annual committee meeting of Forum Fisheries officials beginning this week for the Pre-FFC meetings at the VNPF House in preparation for formal FFC meeting to be held at Irririki Resort from 9 to 13 May 2016.

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. 

Fisheries development in Vanuatu recieves boost

PORT VILA, VANUATU, 25 JULY 2009: A new 2-Minute Brief, released today at the Pacific Islands News Association Convention, explains the Vanuatu Government and FFA's work to increase domestic development, particularly tuna processing and trade, in Vanuatu. 

Historically, in Pacific Islands like Vanuatu, the main source of economic gains from tuna was to licence foreign fishing nations to fish in their waters, however recent innovations and strategic thinking has encouraged many Pacific Island nation

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.

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