FFA prepares for WCPFC subcommittee

FFA members will meet in Pohnpei, FSM, from 25-30 September to prepare for the Technical and Compliance Committee Meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission.

The Technical and Compliance Committee of WCPFC makes recommendations to the annual meeting of the Commission, to be held in this year in December in French Polynesia. WCPFC membership consists of the 17 members of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency plus 9 other fishing nations. The annual meeting makes conservation and management measures which are legally binding and stipulate rules for fishing in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean. For further information about how the WCPFC works see WCPFC factsheets on http://www.ffa.int/gef/factsheets