Save the Date: Key Tuna meetings in 2014

OCTOBER 2014

Fri 17, Sat 18 & Mon 20 Bio-economic Modelling Workshop FFA Conference Centre, Honiara SI

Tue 21-Wed 22 FFC Sub Committee on South Pacific Tuna Billfish (SC-SPTBF) FFA Conference Centre, Honiara, SI

Thu 23 (AM) Audit Committee FFA Conference Centre SI

Thu 23 (PM) – Fri 24 October Institutional Strengthening Workshop FFA Conference Centre, SI

Sat 25 GEF Steering Committee FFA Conference Centre, SI

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.