FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS. Volume 15: Issue 4 July-August 2022

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

In memory of our beloved colleague and friend, Dr. Tony Lewis.



Fisheries Development

US efforts to re-engage the Pacific, including through tuna fisheries, continue to unfold

Fisheries Management

WCPO skipjack tuna stock remains healthy; Pacific bluefin stock is rebuilding 

WCPFC holds first Science-Management Dialogue to progress harvest strategy development 

FFA DG met with FAO Director-General, QU Dongyu

FFA DG met with FAO Director-General, QU Dongyu They highlighted importance of consolidating cooperation with the support of the FAO Office of Small Island Developing States, Least Developed Countries and Landlocked Developing Countries, and working closely with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Global E

FFA DG Tupou-Roosen and FAO DDG Semedo

  • FFA DG Tupou-Roosen and FAO DDG Semedo meeting to talk about areas for further collaboration between FFA and FAO, including assistance to SIDS, implementing SDG14.4, and empowering women.

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.