Fisheries Development

MCS Training Needs Analysis - TOR for Consultant Tender

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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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.

Transshipment 2012 Report

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

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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.

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.