FFA provides assistance for national fisheries development

PACIFIC ISLANDS, 29 SEPTEMBER 2010:  A unique FFA initiative is underway to increase the returns to domestic economies by assisting national fisheries development through facilitating productive investment activities in member countries.

Tuvalu launches 4-year roadmap for fisheries

FUNAFUTI, TUVALU, SEPTEMBER 2010: After months of discussion, consultation, and planning, Tuvalu launched a roadmap for how to strengthen its fisheries institutions, manage and develop its fisheries and coordinate activities of government.

FFA FISHERIES TRADE NEWS Volume 3: Issue 5 & 6 July-August 2010


Volume 3: Issue 7 & 8 July & August 2010

By Liam Campling, Amanda Hamilton and Elizabeth Havice[1]



Fisheries Trade-related Regulation

Rising protectionism in EU over seafood imports?

Fisheries Trade and Development

Tuna processing developments in Papua New Guinea

Fisheries Management and Development

Operation Island Chief conducts surveillance across PNG,FSM, RMI, Nauru and Kiribati waters

FFA REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS, HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS, TUESDAY 24 AUGUST 2010: This year's Operation Island Chief, a surveillance operation involving Papua New Guinea, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Kiribati and the United States of America, coordinated by the FFA Regional Fisheries Surveillance Centre, ended yesterday with success in the region's activities to deter illegal fishing.

Over the past 7 days, Pacific patrol boats, US Coast Guard vessels and a US Navy aircraft have surveyed approximately 12,000,000 square kilometers of ocean, sighting numero

FFA FISHERIES TRADE NEWS Volume 3: Issue 5 & 6 May-June 2010


Volume 3: Issue 5 & 6 May & June 2010

By Elizabeth Havice, Amanda Hamilton and Liam Campling[1]



Fisheries Subsidies

WTO discussions on new fisheries subsidies proposal by Brazil, China, India and Mexico

Fisheries Trade and Development

FFA’s Polynesian members establish ‘Te Vaka Moana’ group

Further Blow to American Samoa Canning Industry – Starkist to Lay Off Workers

Outcomes from Ministerial Meetings about fisheries

MADANG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, 7-8 JULY 2010: The Sixth Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Committee Ministerial Meeting agreed on several strategic priorities for management and control of fishing. Australia, Republic of Kiribati, Republic of Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Niue, Republic of Palau, Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Kingdom of Tonga and Tuvalu were represented at Ministerial level and four other members were represented by Senior Officials at the meeting.

NEWS: Tuna data management and women observer support strengthened in Solomon Islands

The First Solomon Islands National Tuna Data Workshop was held in Honiara last week to reflect on the current practices, identify ways to improve collection and management of tuna data and to make sure the country meets its data obligations to the WCPFC

With tuna as the second biggest export earner in the Solomon Islands, data of tuna catch and other fishing related activities within Solomon Islands EEZ must be recorded and managed in proper systems and procedures to inform the Government to make decisions that ensure the long term sustainability of the tuna industry.  

New VDS Register Fees for PS Vessels in PNA Waters

The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) agreed in their 29th Annual Meeting held in Majuro (19-23 April 2010) to increase the VDS Register fee and apply a “Conservation Levy” to purse seine vessels operating in PNA waters, to come into effect on 1 July 2010.