FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS. Volume 11: Issue 3 May-June 2018

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS.  Volume 11: Issue 3May-June 2018

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



Special Feature

Highlights from 2018 Infofish World Tuna Conference

Preferential Trade

Solomon Islands set to graduate from LDC status, threatening duty-free access to EU for tuna loins

Fisheries Management

PNA announces a blockchain initiative for Pacifical fishery; traceability initiatives flourish

PRESS RELEASE: 15th Forum Fisheries Committee Ministers Meeting (FFCMIN15) gets underway in Rarotonga, Cook Islands

RAROTONGA, 3 July 2018, -- Every year ministerial delegations from the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) 17 member countries meet to discuss priority issues for enhanced regional cooperation in offshore fisheries, focusing on the sustainable management of the highly-valuable tuna sector.


The Cook Islands will host this year’s 15th Forum Fisheries Committee Ministers Meeting (FFCMIN15) in Rarotonga from July 3-5, 2018. The theme of this year’s meeting will be “Our Moana, our fish, our future.”