National participation key to success of fisheries surveillance operation: Kurukuru 2013 ends

FFA HQ, Honiara, SOLOMON ISLANDS, Friday 18th October 2013 – National surveillance efforts remain the key to the success of the region’s largest annual sweep of fishing vessels in Pacific waters. That’s been the major finding of Operation Kurukuru 2013, which this evening completed its tenth and final day since its launch on October 8th.  

Operation Kurukuru 2013 resulted in a record 1042 vessels being sighted, 111 boardings, and one infringement so far, while others are pending ongoing investigation. 

FFA signs partnership agreement with NZ development org

FFA HQ, Honiara, SOLOMON ISLANDS. — A boost in numbers of New Zealand development volunteers supporting Pacific fisheries is to follow the launch of a new regional partnership between the New Zealand Volunteer Services’ Abroad (VSA) program, the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).

FFA FISHERIES TRADE NEWS Volume 6: Issue 4 July-August 2013

FFA FISHERIES TRADE NEWS  Volume 6: Issue 4   July-August 2013
By Liam Campling and Elizabeth Havice[1]
Preferential Trade Agreements
Philippines tuna industry set to gain from EU GSP reform 
Fisheries Regulation
EU makes first use of sustainable fisheries trade sanctions 
OPRT pushes for reduction in WCPO fishing capacity

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.

Pacific fisheries officials step up vessel monitoring skills

FFA HQ, Honiara, SOLOMON ISLANDS –Pacific Fisheries officers at the frontline of protecting the region’s fish stocks have just completed a week’s training in Honiara, Solomon Islands, gaining new skills and awareness to support their work.

FFA FISHERIES TRADE NEWS Volume 6: Issue 3 May–June 2013

FFA FISHERIES TRADE NEWS   Volume 6: Issue 3   May–June 2013

By Elizabeth Havice and Liam Campling[1]



Preferential Trade Agreements

PACP-EU tuna trade politics heat up

Spanish industry calls for tuna exclusion from EU-Thai FTA


Fisheries Management

Interim US Treaty comes into effect

High fishing pressure in PNA waters

Outcomes from IATTC’s 85th Annual Meeting