FFA Operation Tui Moana 2014 continues vigilance over Fishing in Pacific

Monday 26 May 2014, FFA HQ, Honiara, SOLOMON ISLANDS. —Another comprehensive maritime surveillance operation wound up its annual phase for 2014 on the weekend, with Operation Tui Moana ending a ten-day operation on Friday evening.
TUI MOANA 2014 (OPTM14) stretched from 14-23 May across the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) and high seas of Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Niue, Tokelau and Tuvalu. Opportunities also arose throughout the operation to extend coverage into the EEZs of Kiribati (Phoenix), Australian, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna and French Polynesia with their cooperation.
Coordination and planning of Tui Moana involved patrol boats, aerial and national HQ surveillance of more than 2m square kilometres of ocean, and months of networking led by the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), Regional Fisheries Surveillance Centre (RFSC) staff.

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 7: Issue 2 March-April 2014

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS

Volume 7: Issue 2 March-April 2014

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

CONTENTS

Preferential Trade Agreements

Is the EU-PACP clash over global sourcing rules of origin for fish ‘fillets’ necessary?  

European Parliament calls for canned tuna to be excluded from EU-Thai FTA

Fisheries Development

Annual PNA meeting focuses on plummeting skipjack prices and VDS

Fisheries Management

Balancing capacity management with coastal state development

IPCC report: Global oceans face bleak future

Tuna Industry

New report summarises impacts of American Samoa minimum wage increases as Tri Marine investment moves forward