FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 16: Issue 2 March-April 2023

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



Fisheries Trade

WTO members open ‘second wave’ Fisheries Subsidies negotiations 

Fisheries Regulation

South Korean refrigerated fish carrier penalized for illegal fishing

Shift from targeting vessel flags to firms for traceability and transparency in industrial fisheries

Fisheries Management 

High Seas Treaty brings attention to conservation of ocean biodiversity

Hon. John M. Silk Minister of Natural Resources and Commerce/Chairman of MIMRA Board Keynote Address to the 126th Annual Officials Forum Fisheries Committee (FFC126) Meeting May 22, 2023.

Kommol tata, Chair for the kind introduction and acknowledgement.

Director General of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency, Dr. Manu TupouRoosen, Deputy Director-General Pio Manoa and staff of the FFA, Distinguished Representatives of the FFA Member Countries and Territories, Observers, NGOs and IGOs, Fishing Industries from around the region, Ladies and Gentlemen, Iakwe to you all!

Phrase Book for Fisheries Enforcement Vessel Inspection

Supplying boarding inspectors with a range of questions for their Captains and crew is the focus of a new booklet produced by FFA and Trygg Matt Tracking that has been released today.
 FFA's Training Adviser Allison Delvendiep said: "This booklet can be used by our boarding officers to help them during their inspection activity. The booklet provides the translation of inspection related questions into six different languages."

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 16: Issue 1 January-February 2023

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


Fisheries Trade

Progress in renegotiations for Compacts of Free Association

China-Ecuador FTA sees tuna tariffs untouched 

Fisheries Management 

Kiribati re-opens Phoenix Islands Protected Area to tuna fishing

American Samoa aims to move toward recognition at WCPFC with local licensing system for US purse seiners 

Panama awaits its fate on second IUU yellow card warning

FFA Director General Address on International Women's Day 2023

Happy International Women's Day! In her IWD address, FFA's Director General Dr Manu Tupou-Roosen has called on stakeholders in the tuna industry to recognise and value the contributions of women. Dr Tupou- Roosen also calls for the prioritisation of equitable access to opportunities and resources including capacity building, financial support and to participate in decision-making processes.