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Regional Tuna Management and Development Strategy available online

The Regional Tuna Management and Development Strategy (RTMADS) is now available online.

Adopted by the fifth meeting of Forum Fisheries Committee (FFC) Ministers in May 2009 in Alofi, Niue, the Strategy was also noted at the Pacific Island Forum Leaders annual meeting in Cairns, Australia in July 2009. The Strategy is complimentary to, and underpins the strategic and annual operational planning framework that is already in place for the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA).

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FFA FISHERIES TRADE NEWS DECEMBER 2009

 


FFA FISHERIES TRADE NEWS

Volume 2: Issue 12 December 2009

By Liam Campling, Amanda Hamilton and Elizabeth Havice[1]

 

CONTENTS

FISHERIES SUBSIDIES 

Update on fisheries subsidies ‘Roadmap’ discussions at the WTO 

PREFERENTIAL AND FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS

FFA FISHERIES TRADE NEWS OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2009

 

FFA FISHERIES TRADE NEWS

Volume 2: Issue 10 & 11 October-November 2009

By Elizabeth Havice, Amanda Hamilton and Liam Campling [1]

 

Contents 

Special Feature: The Global Recession and EU- and US-centred seafood value chains


Fisheries Trade-related Regulation

FFA FISHERIES TRADE NEWS SEPTEMBER 2009

FFA FISHERIES TRADE NEWS : Volume 2: Issue 9 September 2009

FISHERIES SUBSIDIES
Update on fisheries subsidies 'Roadmap' discussions at the WTO

PREFERENTIAL AND FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS
EU to drop tuna tariff for Southeast Asian countries? 

FISHERIES TRADE-RELATED REGULATION
Update on EU IUU regulation: implications for developing country exports 

TUNA MARKETS
Strong growth and signs of success in India's efforts to expand tuna exports
US canned tuna brands introduce new products, campaigns 

FISHERIES TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT
Concern over bluefin decline heightens, policy action ensues

FFA Fisheries Trade News August 2009

Articles in this month's edition include:
- PNG signs Interim Economic Partnership Agreement, Spanish Industry attempted to scupper global sourcing rules of origin 
- Pacific island countries seek to reframe relations with distant water fishing nations and fleets
- Scientists sign consensus statement on threats to the Pacific Ocean 
- International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) takes action on traceability, tuna stocks and bycatch
- Greenpeace rates fisheries eco-label schemes
- Developments among Spanish tuna firms

FFA participates in Pacific Islands News Association Convention in Vanuatu

PORT VILA, VANUATU, 25-30 July 2009: The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) has been raising awareness of fisheries issues with media attending the conference. At a pre-conference workshop, FFA presented an overview of fisheries including fisheries management, development and control of illegal fishing and the important role of DEVFISH (www.ffa.int/devfish) and the Oceanic Fisheries Management Project (www.ffa.int/gef/) in providing assistance to Pacific Island countries.

Tuna decision making processes explained

HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS, MONDAY 20 JULY 2009: Ever wondered how countries negotiate the rules on tuna fishing? How international decisions between the Pacific Islands and the world’s biggest fishing countries are made? What is the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)? Who are its members and what it has done so far? How the WCPFC seeks to control fishing and illegal fishing?

FFA Trade News June 2009

FFA FISHERIES TRADE NEWS
Volume 2: Issue 6        June 2009

This issue includes articles on the PNA, onshore processing investments in PICS, Mexico-US tuna dolphin issues and trade, labour rights, the impact of piracy on Western Indian Ocean tuna fisheries and exporting tuna to China.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

FFA Fisheries Trade News May 2009

This month's publication features reports on the European Tuna Conference 2009 as well as:

FISHERIES TRADE-RELATED REGULATION - Articles include:
External dimensions of European Commission’s proposed Common Fisheries Policy reform, an Update on US methylmercury and tuna controversy
Opportunities, challenges and evolution in Marine Stewardship Council certification & Developments in carbon footprints and fish trade debate.

TUNA MARKETS - Articles include:
Chicken of the Sea canning plant closing in American Samoa, opening new plant in mainland US , Promises and pitfalls facing the Japanese tuna fleet.


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