Increased support for Pacific tuna fisheries

 Increasing employment and economic benefits from the Pacific’s offshore fisheries is the focus of a new NZD$5 million partnership between Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA).

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 15: Issue 1 January-February 2022

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



Regional Cooperation

US signals renewed geopolitical engagement in Pacific, regional negotiations in flux

Fisheries Regulation 

US concludes Vanuatu-flagged tuna longliner has used forced labour

FFA report quantifies IUU fishing in Pacific Islands

China updates its distant water fleet policy framework

US Government moves to enhance seafood traceability and labour conditions

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 14: Issue 6 November-December 2021

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



Fisheries Trade

WTO fisheries subsidies text released, MC12 delayed by Covid, and what next?

Fisheries Management

WCPFC’s tropical tuna stocks under status quo management for next two years

PNA seeks to extend MSC certification as lack of harvest strategies threatens MSC progress and future 

Kiribati Government proposes opening its protected area to commercial fishing 

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 14: Issue 5 September-October 2021

By Liam Campling, Elizabeth Havice and Mike McCoy1 



Fisheries Trade

China’s fisheries subsidies reform reduces transparency and focuses on distant waters

Fisheries Management

Commission prepares for adoption of a new tropical tunas measure at WCPFC18

IATTC adopts a new tropical tunas measure after August Annual Meeting failure

IUCN removes tuna species from endangered list

Fisheries Regulation