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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.