MEDIA RELEASE: Annual Forum Fisheries Ministerial meeting kicks off in Micronesia

POHNPEI, 16 June 2019 – The 16th Forum Fisheries Committee Ministerial meeting begins tomorrow in Pohnpei, the capital of the Federated States of Micronesia, and will tackle a broad range of issues aimed at protecting and securing the long term interests of Pacific Island countries over the region’s valuable tuna resources.

MEDIA RELEASE: NZ Deputy Prime Minister’s First Visit to FFA

HONIARA, 6 June, 2019 – The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) welcomed a high level delegation led by the New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister, Rt. Honourable Winston Peters, on Wednesday 5 June as part of their visit to Solomon Islands.

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 12: Issue 2 March-April 2019

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS  Volume 12: Issue 2March-April 2019

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



Fisheries Trade

Brexit and the UK-Pacific Islands Economic Partnership Agreement

Seafood industry concerns regarding mounting US-EU trade war

Fisheries Management

Overview of PNA Official’s Annual Meeting 

US swordfish closure adversely impacts Hawaii longline fleet

Tuna Industry

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: World Tuna Day: A reminder of a rich resource and the need to protect it

POHNPEI, 2 May 2019 – The Western and Central Pacific Ocean holds the world’s largest tuna fishery with a total catch of more than 2.5 million tons a year. The target species (albacore, skipjack, bigeye and yellowfin) are being managed at sustainable levels and there is no overfishing occurring for these stocks.  This is in stark contrast to all other oceans.  

MEDIA RELEASE: FFA and Japan agree new support to Pacific fisheries

HONIARA, 18 April 2019 – Observer training, maritime boundaries and new training initiatives were on the agenda of a high-level meeting in Honiara on Tuesday between the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and senior representatives of the Overseas Fisheries Cooperation Foundation (OFCF) of Japan.