World Bank Pacific Regional Oceanscape Programme

This new page on the FFA website provides access to documents of the FFA-facilitated Fisheries components of the forthcoming World Bank Pacific Regional Oceanscape Program (PROP).

Additional information will be added as the project develops.

FFA clarifies Kiribati US-Treaty decision

 FFA HQ, Honiara, Wednesday 15 October 2014. –The regional Fisheries agency leading the just-ended annual fisheries negotiations with the US has clarified that the Kiribati’s cuts to fishing days for US purse seiners in its waters was part of the negotiated deal. 

Contrary to news headlines in recent days reporting widespread ‘shock’ at the news and ‘shattered regionalism’ for Pacific Fisheries, the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency Deputy Director-General Wez Norris  says Kiribati made its revised position clear in plenary sessions during the negotiations in Honolulu earlier this month.