New facilities launched in Solomon Islands for maritime surveillance

HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS, 15 AUGUST 2008: The Maritime Unit of the Solomon Islands Police Force (SIPF) has new facilities to improve maritime surveillance targeting illegal fishing, transnational crime and search and rescue at sea, thanks to a new Operations Room was officially opened today at SIPF’s portside office.

Samoa first FFA/SPC member to modernize fisheries legislation, with assistance of FFA and SPC

APIA, WEDNESDAY 23 JULY 2008: The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and the Secretariat of the South Pacific Community (SPC) coordinated legal consultations in Apia last week to review Samoa’s fisheries legislation. Samoa is the first of FFA/SPC countries to undertake a consultative process to modernize their fisheries legislation with the assistance of FFA and SPC, working together for the first time to set a benchmark for fisheries law.

FFA High Level Delegation in Fiji this week

SUVA, THURSDAY 17 JULY 2008: A high level delegation from the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) met with Fijian leaders this week to discuss Fijian fisheries.

Kiribati signs key fishing agreement

TARAWA, FRIDAY 27 JUNE 2008: The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) was pleased to witness Kiribati’s signing of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement 3rd Implementing Arrangement in Tarawa today. This historic subregional arrangement provides for new measures to manage fishing in their Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) and in high seas pockets (areas of high seas bounded by the waters of member countries).