The Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded Pacific Islands Oceanic Fisheries Management Project (OFM Project) is executed by the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) in conjunction with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community Oceanic Fisheries Programme (SPC), the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA), Te Vaka Moana (TVM), the Pacific Islands Tuna Industry Association (PITIA) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) are the Implementing Agencies for stage 2 of the Project.

The goals of the Project combine the interests of the global community in the conservation of a marine ecosystem covering a huge area of the surface of the globe, with the interests of some of the world’s smallest nations in the responsible and sustainable management of resources that are crucial for their sustainable development.

The formal objective of Stage II of the project is “To support Pacific SIDS in meeting their obligations to implement and effectively enforce global, regional and sub-regional arrangements for the conservation and management of transboundary oceanic fisheries thereby increasing sustainable benefits derived from these fisheries”

Stage II of the OFMP project progresses the work of OFMP Stage I project that finished in 2011. Stage I assisted Pacific Islands to participate fully in the development of agreed regional fisheries measures, particularly WCPFC. Stage II is to assist Pacific Islands to nationally implement the regional and international measures that they have agreed.



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