Fisheries Development

The Tuna Longline Industry in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean and its Market Dynamics

The report provides industry and market intelligence regarding the current status of the tuna longline industry in terms of distant water fleets (DWF) and other companies involved in the global chains that these fleets supply. The study examines the DWFs of China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. The primay focus is on industry dynamics, that is, key companies and organisations, industry organisation and corporate strategies; and the secondary focus is on markets and marketing strategies.

FFA Fisheries Development

Fisheries development at FFA develops the capacity of members to sustainably harvest, process and market tuna to create livelihoods and economic profits.


Pacific Island countries need policy change to increase local industry development to create economic growth. Currently local fishing industry has low numbers of jobs, poor earnings from employment and a low impact on poverty alleviation and food security. For example, Pacific Islands countries catch just $200 million worth of tuna from its fisheries while foreign nations fishing in the same waters catch over $1 billion.

Bottled Tuna Workshop Guide Released

Bottled tuna is a unique product that potentially provides small scale fishers in Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) with an entrepreneurial opportunity. Bottled tuna production can be undertaken with a relatively small investment and has the potential to provide good financial returns to the business operator, especially in areas with access to the tourism sector.

New FFA Report on Market and Trade Dynamics in the WCPO Tuna Fishery Study by: Dr. Elizabeth Havice, Dr. Liam Campling and Mr. Mike McCoy

This report provides industry and market intelligence to Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) members on markets and trade for shelf-stable, fresh and value-added frozen tuna sourced from the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO), with a focus on key dynamics over the last five years. The study examines trends in major markets (e.g.

European Seafood Expo done, now look out Seafood Expo Asia

Everything and anything to do with seafood from cold storage, processing equipment to packaging, fisheries technology, and exporting can be found at a seafood show. Each year hundreds of seafood exhibitors showcase their products at the biggest seafood show in the world – European Seafood Expo.  There are thousands of buyers, suppliers, media and other seafood professionals from more than 140 countries that visit the exposition.