FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 13: Issue 4 July-August 2020
By Liam Campling, Elizabeth Havice and Mike McCoy
Chair of WTO fisheries subsidies negotiations release draft text
New technologies promise monitoring break-through for transhipment at sea
FFA Fisheries Ministers progress observer and crew safety and longline fisheries development
WCPO bigeye and yellowfin tuna stocks remain healthy
Advancing fisheries surveillance and enforcement cooperation
HONIARA, 21st September 2020
FFA to increase focus on gender equality and social inclusion in Pacific fisheries
HONIARA, 16 September 2020 - The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) has announced an initiative to create more focus on gender equality and social inclusion within the region’s tuna fisheries sector.
Commitment to enhanced cooperation between FFA and RSIPF
HONIARA, 10th September 2020 – A visit by Executive Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) to the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Headquarters Tuesday this week has highlighted the commitment to continuous cooperation between the two organisations, especially during this period of the COVI
Pacific cooperation ensures fisheries continue despite COVID-19
HONIARA, 4th September 2020
Coordination and commitment during regional fisheries surveillance operation
ONIARA, 3rd September 2020 – A fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance operation in the Pacific concludes this week, with excellent cooperation demonstrated between nations despite the challenges of COVID-19 contin
Pacific talks ocean, climate change action with United Kingdom
PIFS HQ, SUVA (02 September 2020) -- Climate action and oceans realities for the Pacific have been the focus of a just-ended virtual tour of the region by the United Kingdom’s Minister for Pacific and the Environment, Lord Zak Goldsmith.
Pacific Fisheries Ministers raise coastal fisheries, marine pollution and climate change concerns
Noumea, 27th August 2020 – A new look Pacific Regional Fisheries Ministers Meeting, which started virtually yesterday, has tabled key concerns on the state of coastal fisheries, climate change and marine pollution. Their decisions reflect regional priorities for the fisheries and marine sector.
FFA: Aerial Surveillance critical for monitoring of our EEZs
HONIARA, 25th August 2020 – Fisheries Ministers at their 17th Forum Fisheries Committee meeting on 6-7 August recognized the importance of aerial surveillance, including through the Pacific Maritime Security Program-Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (PMSP/FFA), after noting the increased risk of