National efforts, regional solidarity honoured as FFA receives Pacific Ocean Commissioner’s Award 2013

FFA HQ, Honiara, SOLOMON ISLANDS.—The honour of receiving the 2013 Pacific Ocean Commissioners Award has been described as a moment of recognition for   regional solidarity by the Forum Fisheries Director General, James Movick.

News of the award came during a keynote statement at an ‘Oceanscape’ event last night in the wings of the current 44th Pacific Forum Leaders meeting this week in Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands. Keynote speaker and Pacific Ocean Commissioner, PIFS Secretary General Tuiloma Neroni Slade, made the announcement, noting the evolution of the FFA from its early beginnings in 1979, “in the face of much international scepticism and opposition. FFA is nowadays recognised as a global leader in their work to conserve and optimally manage the living marine resources of the region,” he said. 

FFA assists human resource insights for Sol Tuna, Solomon's business community

FFA HQ, Honiara, SOLOMON ISLANDS – An annual Labour Market Survey partnership between the Forum Fisheries Agency, FFA, and Solomon Islands business organisations will help the Solomon Islands’ employers to gain insights into how they manage their most important resource -- its people. Included in the cooperative is Sol Tuna, formerly SolTai, the largest fish processing and cannery operation adding value to the fish taken from Solomon waters. Employing more than 1,500 workers in the Western Province and Guadalcanal, Sol Tuna is an industry leader in the Solomon Islands. The company’s Human Resource Manager Caine Kaieti joined more than 55 participants at the 2013 Labour Market Survey event held at the FFA conference centre in partnership with the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry, SICCI.