Taiwan vessel nabbed in Pacific fisheries surveillance operation Kurukuru

Friday 27 October, 2017: FFA HQ, Honiara, SOLOMON ISLANDS—Maritime police and fisheries authorities in the Federated States of Micronesia have apprehended and seized a Taiwan purse seining vessel suspected of IUU fishing. The vessel was boarded and inspected by one of FSM’s three Patrol boats during Operation Kurukuru 2017, a ten-day Pacific-wide fisheries surveillance operation which ended on Friday, 13 October.

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 10: Issue 4 July - August 2017

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS   Volume 10: Issue 4July - August 2017

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



Preferential & Fisheries Trade

Special Feature: Possible impacts of post-Brexit UK trade policy on the canned tuna trade 

Update on fisheries subsidies debates in the lead up to the 11th WTO Ministerial 

Fisheries Regulation

Legal challenge to new US Seafood Import Monitoring Program unsuccessful

[email protected]: FFA mourns passing of former Director Talobak Victorio Uherbelau

FFA HQ, Honiara, SOLOMON ISLANDS-- The Forum Fisheries Agency mourns the sad passing of its former FFA Director, Talobak Victorio Uherbelau on Sunday, August 27, 2017. He was 78. 
At the forefront of Palau’s emergence into nationhood, Uherbelau, who held the chiefly title Talobak, served as his country’s first Attorney General and went on to become the first of his country to lead a regional agency. The post title was changed to Director-General in 2005.

[email protected]: Pacific news hub delivers tuna tales of sustainability

 FFA HQ, Honiara, SOLOMON ISLANDS 16th August 2017--Pacific journalists are now reporting about how their nations are working together to manage their shared Oceanic resource- tuna- at a handy news hub,
The site provides news, commentary and content about the actions being taken by Pacific Small island Developing States (P-SIDS) to protect and sustain the Pacific tuna fisheries.

2017 Pacific Fisheries Ministerial Communique: 14th FFCMIN Outcomes, Australia takes Chair.

Statement of Outcomes from the Fourteenth Annual Session of Pacific Fisheries Ministers
1. Ministers representing Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tokelau and Tuvalu met in Mooloolaba, Australia on 5 and 6 July 2017 as the fourteenth annual meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Committee (FFC) Ministers.
2. Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu were represented by diplomats and senior officials.