FFA HQ, Honiara, SOLOMON ISLANDS. – A creative collaboration between the University of the South Pacific, USP and the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency, FFA, will soon be leaving its public space at the Maritime gallery of the Fiji Museum, and head for the upcoming UN SIDS meeting in Samoa.
The “Tuna” artwork was put together by six artists from the USP’s Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies, and launched on May 9 as part of FFA’s EU Day commemorations. The FFA is lead agency working with SPC on a multi-million dollar fisheries development project funded by the European Union, called DEVFISH II. The project aims to grow sustainable tuna industries in the Pacific and effectively combat illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing.