HONIARA, 14 December, 2020 – Protecting Solomon Islands’ tuna resources from illegal activity has received a significant boost with 24 Compliance officers receiving training from the Pacific Island Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) recently.
26 February 2017, FFA HQ Honiara SOLOMON ISLANDS – News of the return to green card status for Solomon Islands tuna into the EU market provides much-deserved cause for celebration, says the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency, FFA.
...Solomon Islands would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the work of the Chair and WCPFC Secretariat who have so ably directed the work of the Commission over the last 12 months. We recognise that this is a very challenging task due to the sheer size of the Commission and the different interest of members.
A full report of proceedings has been cleared to member countries, with an appended Statement of Outcomes highlighting the key elements of the three-day meeting of Pacific judiciary and fisheries officials, chaired by Solomon Islands Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer.
1st Mar 2016, FFA HQ SOLOMON ISLANDS – The passing away of former Director General of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency, Sir Peter Kenilorea on Thursday 25th February heralds “the end of a very special era in our Pacific history,” says FFA’s Director General James Movick. “Here on Kola Ridge, Sir Peter’s FFA family heard the news of his passing with a profound sense of sadness and loss.”
...PROP represents a significant investment of scarce funds for Solomon Islands and, for my part, I will be charging the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources with seizing this great opportunity to ensure that we do better manage and develop our fisheries resources to the sustainable benefit of our nation and people.
The report aims to provide estimates of the value of catches of the four main commercial species caught in the Western and Central Paciffic Fisheireies Commission (WCPFC) Convention Area, that is, albacore (Thunnus alalunga), bigeye (Thunnus obesus), skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis) and yellowfin (Thunnus albacares). The report also provides catch data provided by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and prices obtained from a range of sources (provided below) on which the estimated values are based.