FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 12: Issue 3 May-June 2019

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 12: Issue 3 May-June 2019

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



Fisheries Trade & Aid

Burst of new fisheries subsidies while the WTO slowly negotiates rules

EU and Vietnam sign Free Trade Agreement

Growing Chinese influence in the Pacific sparks new interest in international aid


Fisheries Management

FFA Ministers agree to minimum terms and conditions for crew employment


HONIARA, 26 June 2019 – Fisheries Ministers attending the 16th Forum Fisheries Committee Ministerial Meeting in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, last week signed off on a key report – the Strategic Action Programme for the Sustainable Management of Living Oceanic Resources by the Small Island Developing States of the Western and Central Pacific (the Strategic Action

MEDIA RELEASE First ever fisheries policy dialogue between the EU and Pacific

POHNPEI, 21 June 2019 -- For the first time in the Pacific region, a policy dialogue between the seventeen (17) Forum Fishery Agency (FFA) Members and the European Union (EU) to discuss issues and challenges relating to the sustainable management of marine resources commenced in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia today.


MEDIA RELEASE: Fisheries Ministers set course for the future of Pacific tuna fisheries

  POHNPEI, 21 June 2019 – This week, Pacific fisheries Ministers and senior government representatives met in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia to progress work that will ensure the region’s major offshore resource – tuna – is not only managed well and sustainably, but continues to provide the social and economic benefits for our Pacific people.

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.