FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 7: Issue 4 July-August 2014

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS

Volume 7: Issue 4 July-August 2014

By Mike McCoy, Elizabeth Havice and Liam Campling[1]

CONTENTS

Preferential Trade Agreements

Fiji implements Interim EPA with the EU

Ecuador concludes a Free Trade Agreement with the EU

Philippines’ EU-GSP+ application outcome remains uncertain

Interim EPA deals finalised in Southern and West Africa

Fisheries Management

Bigeye in spotlight at 10th WCPFC Scientific Committee meeting

Obama’s proposal to extend Marine National Monuments comes under criticism

Tuna Industry

East Asian longline fleets hope to improve performance with technological change

US government report on purse seine fleet crew deaths and injuries

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.