DEVFISH

A Forward Looking Study of Development Opportunities in FFA Member Countries in the Tuna Industry

The Fisheries Development Division of the Forum Fisheries Agency is pleased to release the final report "A Forward Looking Study of Development Opportunities in FFA Member Countries in the Tuna Industry".  The report provides an overview of recent developments in the tuna industry, particularly changes in technology and considers the implications of such changes for Pacific Island Countries.

The report was funded by the Australian Aid Program with additional support from the EU funded DevFish2 Project.

FFA development support in 2014 - focus on national compliance, standards

FFA's Fisheries Development Division through its EU-funded DEVFISH II project has supported a significant focus on national compliance systems. This work is done by national 'competent authorities' to meet the standards of the EU IUU regulation and the regulatory standards of EU accredited food safety Competent Authorities. Establishment and strengthening across some member nations has taken a focus in two areas-- food safety standards covering tuna at all stages from the ocean to the consumer, and Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported fishing.

WCPFC Area Catch Value Estimates

Introduction

The report aims to provide estimates of the value of catches of the four main commercial species caught in the Western and Central Paciffic Fisheireies Commission (WCPFC) Convention Area, that is, albacore (Thunnus alalunga), bigeye (Thunnus obesus), skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis) and yellowfin (Thunnus albacares). The report also provides catch data provided by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and prices obtained from a range of sources (provided below) on which the estimated values are based. 

DEVFISH Project Closure Meeting

The DEVFISH Project Closure Meeting, held 23-24 November, Nadi, Fiji celebrated the achievements of the project, funded by the European Union, and discussed current industry and fisheries development priorities for any future potential assistance from implementing agencies Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).

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