Law, Policy and Compliance

Compliance Strenthening is concerned with the monitoring, control, surveillance and enforcement actions necessary to ensure compliance with the national and regional legal frameworks that will be the focus of the legal reform activities of the project.

This page contains a report on experiences and lessons learned from fisheries institutional reform (IR) and institutional strengthening (IS) activities in the Pacific. Critical input into this report came from discussions at a workshop conducted at the FFA Headquarters in Honiara on 15-16 May 2007.

This workshop was co-funded by FFA Trust Funds for National Institutional Strengthening Review and the OFM Project.

The intended outcome of Institutional Reform activities of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded Pacific Islands Oceanic Fisheries Management Project is expected to help public sector fisheries administrations change through reformation, realignment and to become strengthened by enhancing the capacities of national non-governmental organisations to participate in oceanic fisheries management.

Institutional Reform will provide support to countries to reform and realign their fisheries administrations and arrangements for inter-departmental liaison relating to oceanic fisheries and to establish or strengthen consultative processes with stakeholders.  Priorities identified by the national missions for this sub-component included institutional restructuring and strengthening reviews, typically responding to new policy directions set out in national management plans.  The project document background described the development of successful models for institutional change, including th

Responsible Fisheries in the Pacific Islands Region: implementation of Post-UNCED International Instruments

School of Marine Studies Facilities, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji
9th - 20th July 2007.

Application of the Ecosystem-Based Approach to Fisheries Management in Tuna Fisheries at the Western-Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO)
Samasoni Sauni, Moses Amos

Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), Solomon Islands
Correspondence: samasoni.sauni@ffa.int; moses.amos@ffa.int

Abstract

The FFA Secretariat lead a delegation that participated as observers in the recent Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) Ad Hoc Meetings held at La Jolla, California (USA) from the 5-10 February 2007. The FFA delegation to this meeting included two FFA staff, Mr. Samasoni Sauni, a Fisheries Management Advisor Officer and Mr. Darren Cameron, Fisheries Management Advisor, and two representatives from the FFA member countries, Mr.

Policy Reform is the central and most challenging element of the Project. It is the main area of support in the Project for Pacific SIDS as they work to establish the new Commission and it seeks to play a major role in effecting deep-seated changes in national policies in the direction of sustainable and responsible fisheries.

At the national level, the OFM Project will assist Pacific SIDS to undertake legal reforms associated with the implementation of the UN Fish Stocks Agreement and the WCPF Convention and other relevant international legal and policy instruments. A number of key new provisions will be specifically required for implementation of the UN Fish Stocks Agreement and the WCPF Convention but more broadly the legal reforms will assist Pacific SIDS by:

At the national level, the Legal Reform sub-component will assist Pacific SIDS to undertake legal reforms associated with the implementation of the UN Fish Stocks Agreement and the WCPF Convention and other relevant international legal and policy instruments. The key new provisions, which are specifically required for implementation of the UN Fish Stocks Agreement and the WCPF Convention, include the following:

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