Fisheries Development

MCS Training Needs Analysis - TOR for Consultant Tender

TERMS OF REFERENCE
MCS Training Needs Analysis: For the identification of training requirements and the effective means of meeting those requirements, in support of the Regional MCS Strategy 2010 - 2015.

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Introduction

Fisheries development at FFA develops the capacity of members to sustainably harvest, process and market tuna to create livelihoods and economic profits.

Pacific Island countries need policy change to increase local industry development to create economic growth. Currently local fishing industry has low numbers of jobs, poor earnings from employment and a low impact on poverty alleviation and food security. For example, Pacific Islands countries catch just $200 million worth of tuna from its fisheries while foreign nations fishing in the same waters catch over $1 billion.

Many activities in the Fisheries Development division are part of the DEVFISH project.

Fisheries Development activities also follow the strategy set out in the Regional Tuna Management and Development Strategy.

DEVFISH

Pacific Island countries need policy change to increase local industry development to create economic growth. Currently local fishing industry has low numbers of jobs, poor earnings from employment and a low impact on poverty alleviation and food security. For example, Pacific Islands countries catch just $200 million worth of tuna from its fisheries while foreign nations fishing in the same waters catch over $1 billion.

The Development of Tuna Fisheries in the Pacific ACP Countries Project (DEVFISH) is a European Union funded regional project, which encourages governments to make policy changes that can make it easier for local Pacific fishing industries to grow and profit.

Transshipment 2012 Report

A survey of Tuna Transshipment in Pacific Island Countries: Opportunities for Increasing Benefits and Improving Monitoring.

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Major Tuna Industry Status Report - 'Market and Industry Dynamics in the Global Tuna Supply Chain'

Market and Industry Dynamics in the Global Tuna Supply Chain

Over a series of ten chapters, this report provides an overview of the current status of the global tuna industry in terms of major tuna fishing fleets, tuna trading companies, processing sites and principal markets.

MSC Fisheries Update - 8 September 2011 Fiji Albacore longline

Read updates about the progress of the following fisheries in the MSC program and find out when stakeholder input is invited on a fishery assessment or certification:

 

DEVFISH II project of EU funded $10 million USD underway to develop fisheries in Pacific Islands

HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS, 14 MARCH 2011: The European Union (EU), Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) have commenced the DEVFISH II project to provide national and regional assistance to Pacific Island fisheries.

Report from visits from Australia, Fiji, Kiribati to FFA last week

HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS, 7-10 MARCH 2011: High level delegations from member countries of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) - Australia, Fiji and Kiribati - visited the regional headquarters of the agency last week to tour the Regional Fisheries Surveillance Centre and to discuss key fisheries issues.

In a formal high-level visit to FFA, Kiribati Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resource Development, the Hon. Peter Taberranang Timeon, accompanied by the Kiribati Permanent Secretary and a policy officer.

Kiribati has the largest Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ or national waters) of all the FFA member countries - a massive area of 3,550,000 square kilometres - posing a significant development opportunity and surveillance challenge for the small island developing state.

Tuna Economic Indicators – October 2012

This report is the 2013 report and the 8th in the series that provide selected key economic indicators that monitor key parameters of the WCPO tuna fishery and its impact on FFA member countries.

Outcomes from high-level visit to Kiribati

KIRIBATI, NOVEMBER 2010: The FFA Director-General, Su’a N.F. Tanielu, has recently completed a high level visit to Kiribati, to discuss
challenges and difficulties faced by Kiribati in the realisation of optimum returns from the off-shore fishery, and to explore and implement ways forward to achieve this outcome. The Director-General was accompanied by the Manager of the newly-established FFA Regional Integration in Fisheries Unit (REI), Peter Philipson.

During his visit the Director-General met with His Excellency President Anote Tong, and with Minister for Fisheries and Marine Resources Development Hon Taberannang Timeon Minister for Finance and Economic Development Hon Natan Teewe and and their respective staffs.