Media Releases

FFA regional op nets three vessels- sharing of info key to fight IUU fishing, says Movick

FFA HQ, Honiara, Thursday 28 August 2014Legal investigations are underway in Kiribati and Papua New Guinea with three vessels now potentially facing charges linked to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The vessels caught the attention of maritime authorities during the regional surveillance and enforcement Operation Island Chief across the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) of PNG, Palau, FSM, RMI, Nauru, Kiribati, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands.

Smallest FFA member to grow SIDS voice at PIFS table

Wed 6 Aug 2014, FFA HQ, Honiara, SOLOMON ISLANDSTokelau's admission to associate membership of the Pacific Islands Forum is a welcome milestone that will boost oceans and fisheries issues in the region’s peak policy body.
Forum leaders made the decision to elevate Tokelau's Observer status to that of Associate Member during their retreat in Palau last week.