FFA SPEECHES: Vanuatu's PM opens 13th FFCMIN, notes key issues, challenges
Vanuatu welcomes Pacific Fisheries Ministerial
VANUATU FISHERIES IN FOCUS FOR LEGAL INTERN
FFA HQ, Honiara, SOLOMON ISLANDS, Thurs 2 May-- #Vanuatu's Fisheries Regulations will come in for a closer look for FFA's latest Legal intern, Felix Toa Ngwango. (See attached image, Second from left, with FFA's Legal team Pole Atinraoi-Reim (left), Tion Nabau, and Dr Manu Tupou-Roosen (right).
Vanuatu Minister at FFC98 in Port Vila: Fisheries management must ensure sustainability, maximum benefits of tuna resources.
The text below provides the core statement of the Hon. Matai Seremaiah, Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries & Biosecurity, as he opened the 98th session of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Committee, in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
All 15 member countries of the FFA are here in Port Vila for the FFC98 which ends this Friday.
May I first of all, on behalf of the Government and people of Vanuatu, say Warm greetings and welcome to Port Vila.
Vanuatu gears up to host 98th Forum Fisheries Meeting
1 May 2016, Port Vila, VANUATU – Pacific nations including Australia, New Zealand, and the 15 developing members of the regional Fisheries organisation, the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency, are in Port Vila this week and next week for the annual committee meeting of Forum Fisheries officials beginning this week for the Pre-FFC meetings at the VNPF House in preparation for formal FFC meeting to be held at Irririki Resort from 9 to 13 May 2016.
WCPFC Area Catch Value Estimates
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.
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Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management
Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management assists FFA member countries to use a process of management for their fisheries. EAFM reports have been done for Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Tonga and Vanuatu.
The process is similar to risk management and involves four overall stages:
i. determining the scope of the assessment – develop a clear description of what is to be managed/assessed;