FFA Fisheries Observers repatriated on chartered flight

Nine Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Observers have been successfully repatriated to their respective countries on a chartered flight on Tuesday 7th July, 2020.

All of these observers were disembarked from United States fishing boats in Pago Pago, American Samoa over the past several weeks.

FFA continues to monitor fishing amidst COVID19 situation

HONIARA, 22 May 2020: As Pacific nations face the threat of coronavirus to their health and economic growth, the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) has taken action to continue to monitor and control fishing of the world’s largest tuna stocks.

Applications invited for Scholarships in Certificate IV Fisheries Enforcement and Compliance 2020

FFA invites applications for scholarships to the USP Pacific TAFE Certificate IV Fisheries Enforcement and Compliance (CEFC4) course, due to commence in July 2020. The CEFC4 is a 12-month online study programme, with a competency-based assessment. The Training provides students with an introduction to fisheries management and monitoring, control and surveillance. Applications are welcome for those working in an area involved in the boarding and inspection of fishing vessels. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply through their national administration in FFA Member countries.

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 13: Issue 2 March-April 2020

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS   Volume 13: Issue 2   March-April 2020

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



Fisheries Trade

Coronavirus puts WTO negotiations on ice; Chair launches draft fisheries subsidies prohibition

EU plans to reform its GSP by 2024 and opens public consultation

Fisheries Regulation

Temporary WCPO COVID-19 exemptions for observers and in-port transhipment 

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 13: Issue 1 Jan-Feb 2020

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS  Volume 13: Issue 1Jan-Feb 2020   

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



Fisheries Trade

Solomon Islands accedes to Interim EPA with the EU 

Post-Brexit UK trade policy and preference erosion for tuna

PACER Plus creeps closer to ratification

Tuna still faces tariffs despite chill on China-US trade war

EU tuna loins quota exhausted on first working day of 2020