Media-Releases

Operation Island Chief protects Pacific from illegal fishing

HONIARA, 25th August, 2022 Operation Island Chief, a Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency-led surveillance operation covering 18.2 million squarekilometres, came to a successful closure today (Friday 26th August 2022).

Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Director Fisheries Operations, Mr Allan Rahari said the 12-day Operation was strengthened by local knowledge and expertise.

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 15: Issue 3 May-June 2022

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

 

CONTENTS

Fisheries Trade 

WTO Fisheries Subsidies Agreement is finally reached, but is missing the main discipline 

Negotiation dynamics at WTO Ministerial Conference 12

China and US aim to bolster ties in the Pacific 

Fisheries Management

IOTC misses the mark again on yellowfin stock re-building

Fisheries Development 

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.

FFA extends condolences on passing of Tuvalu Deputy Prime Minister

The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) extends its deepest condolences and expresses its profound grief following the untimely passing of the Minister of Fisheries and Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of Tuvalu, Honourable Minute Alapati Taupo.

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 15: Issue 2 March-April 2022

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

CONTENTS

Fisheries Trade 

Will agreement be reached on fisheries subsidies at WTO Ministerial Conference in June?

Fisheries Regulation 

Taiwan Government to institute additional labour reforms on distant water vessels 

China’s ‘fishery stewardship subsidies’ and growing access arrangements muddied by ‘fish crimes’

Review of EU IUU fishing regulation finds a success story

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