Tuvalu's SIDS timing locks in 2014 as the year of the NTSA--Pacific Fisheries vigilance a task for all, says Movick.

UN SIDS, Apia SAMOA, Wednesday 3 September 2014—The fight against IUU fishing in the region took another giant leap forward yesterday in Apia, with Tuvalu formally ratifying the Niue Treaty Subsidiary Agreement, NTSA. Tuvalu’s ratification brings to six the number of Pacific FFA members who have stepped up their commitments to share resources in watching over their own and neighbouring Exclusive Economic Zones, EEZs.

FFA Ministerial voice to UN SIDS- Ensure the SAMOA Pathway leads to the Pacific Fisheries we want

 3rd UN SIDS, Apia, SAMOA -- Statement to Plenary delivered by FFA Director-General James Movick (the full text, longer version has been placed with the UN SIDS organisers as this shorter statement was delivered under time restrictions)

Mr President I thank you for this opportunity to present the statement that was adopted by the Fisheries Ministers of the 15 Pacific SIDS and Territory and Australia and New Zealand at their annual meeting of the Forum Fisheries Ministerial Committee. My statement here is an abbreviated version and the full written statement is available through the conference administration.