Trade & Industry

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 15: Issue 2 March-April 2022

By Elizabeth Havice, Liam Campling and Mike McCoy[1] 

CONTENTS

Fisheries Trade 

Will agreement be reached on fisheries subsidies at WTO Ministerial Conference in June?

Fisheries Regulation 

Taiwan Government to institute additional labour reforms on distant water vessels 

China’s ‘fishery stewardship subsidies’ and growing access arrangements muddied by ‘fish crimes’

Review of EU IUU fishing regulation finds a success story

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 15: Issue 1 January-February 2022

By Liam Campling, Elizabeth Havice and Mike McCoy[1] 

 

CONTENTS

Regional Cooperation

US signals renewed geopolitical engagement in Pacific, regional negotiations in flux

Fisheries Regulation 

US concludes Vanuatu-flagged tuna longliner has used forced labour

FFA report quantifies IUU fishing in Pacific Islands

China updates its distant water fleet policy framework

US Government moves to enhance seafood traceability and labour conditions

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 14: Issue 6 November-December 2021

By Elizabeth Havice, Liam Campling and Mike McCoy[1] 

 

CONTENTS

Fisheries Trade

WTO fisheries subsidies text released, MC12 delayed by Covid, and what next?

Fisheries Management

WCPFC’s tropical tuna stocks under status quo management for next two years

PNA seeks to extend MSC certification as lack of harvest strategies threatens MSC progress and future 

Kiribati Government proposes opening its protected area to commercial fishing 

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 14: Issue 5 September-October 2021

By Liam Campling, Elizabeth Havice and Mike McCoy1 

 

CONTENTS

Fisheries Trade

China’s fisheries subsidies reform reduces transparency and focuses on distant waters

Fisheries Management

Commission prepares for adoption of a new tropical tunas measure at WCPFC18

IATTC adopts a new tropical tunas measure after August Annual Meeting failure

IUCN removes tuna species from endangered list

Fisheries Regulation 

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 14: Issue 4 July-August 2021

By Elizabeth Havice, Liam Campling and Mike McCoy[1] 

 

CONTENTS

Fisheries Trade

WTO Ministerial debates Chair’s text and charts route to Fisheries Subsidies agreement

Pacific Islands Regional Issues

Recent meetings of Pacific Island leaders emphasise addressing COVID-19 and climate change

Study: Climate change-induced distribution shifts in tuna biomass present risk for Pacific SIDS 

Fisheries Management

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 14: Issue 3 May-June 2021

By Elizabeth Havice, Liam Campling and Mike McCoy[1] 

 

CONTENTS

Special Feature

Infofish’s Tuna 2021 reflects on COVID fall-out on industry and markets 

Fisheries Trade

WTO Chair of fisheries subsidies negotiations revises text

Biden's ‘worker-centered trade policy’ begins a trade-labour standards debate for the 2020s?

Fisheries Management

Indian Ocean yellowfin rebuilding measure falls short due to IOTC member objections

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 14: Issue 1 January-February 2021

By Elizabeth Havice, Liam Campling and Mike McCoy[1] 

CONTENTS

Fisheries Trade 

Pacific Forum launches videos introducing WTO fisheries subsidies debates

Fisheries Regulation 

Workshop aims to spread awareness and update FFA COVID-19 Operating Protocols

A new standard for crew joins a growing number of labour-related regulatory tools 

Tuna Industry

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 13: Issue 6 November-December 2020

By Liam Campling, Elizabeth Havice and Mike McCoy[1]

 

CONTENTS

Special Feature

FFA Trade and Industry News 2020 roundup

Fisheries Trade 

WTO misses deadline, diverges on development and debates fisheries licensing

Fisheries Management

WCPFC rolls over tropical tunas measure; COVID-19 delays progress on new measure

IATTC ‘emergency’ meeting results in a tropical tuna measure roll-over after impasse

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