Fisheries Development

Capturing economic benefits from the Pacific’s tuna resources-- FFA Policy Brief

In this Policy Brief originally published as part of a collection of four externally contributed articles in the July Pacific Economic Monitor of the Asian Development Bank, FFA's Chris Reid, Alice McDonald and Leonard Rodwell conclude their report noting that Agency member nations are continuing to develop and implement policies at the regional and subregional levels in order to implement rights-based management systems

New Fisheries book meets critical data gap

Fisheries is a critical sector for food security and economic growth in the Pacific region but despite this, the sustainable development of the industry and effective management of this precious resource has been hampered by the lack of accurate and up-to-date data. 

Providing Decent Employment for Pacific Fishers: FFA/ILO Brochure

Increasing employment in the fisheries sector is a key goal set by Pacific Forum Leaders in 2015, via the Future of Fisheries Roadmap for Sustainable Pacific Fisheries and Report Cards. The Roadmap identifies seven clear goals for oceanic and coastal fisheries which member states have committed to achieve over the next ten years. Among them is the important

PNG-EU yellow card success a Pacific inspiration, says FFA

6 October, 2015, FFA RFSC, Honiara SOLOMON ISLANDS  –The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) has commended the "inspirational" achievement of Papua New Guinea with the EU lifting of its yellow card tuna exports status this month.

The EU market-- the world’s leading recipient of tuna, has stringent rules on processing ensuring safety for consumers, and sourcing rules to ensure fish were caught in compliance with fishing rules and reporting processes. The EU market is the largest recipient of PNG’s tuna, valued at around 140mUSD annually.

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.

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