Fisheries Development

Comparative advantage, competitive edge, and economic realities for Pacific fisheries--FFA Economic Indicators Report 2014

FFA's annual update monitoring key parameters for the economic conditions of the WCPO tuna fishery and its impact on FFA members is attached for download, with some amendments for public use and sharing. The Economic Indicators report is divided into 4 broad sections:  ‘Global tuna production’ (Section 2), WCP-CA estimated catch, values and economic conditions, (Section 3), ‘Domestic development indicators’ (Section 4) and Summary and conclusions (Section 5).

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.

Solomon's Fisheries training takes a close up look at Tuna industry

FFA HQ, Honiara, SOLOMON ISLANDS.More than 30 Solomon Islands Fisheries officials and tuna industry managers spent last week in Noro, Western Province, getting into the details of the country’s tuna industry. They put theory into practice while looking at national and global standards for tuna Catch Certification compliance guidelines and protocols.

Transshipment 2012 Report

A survey of Tuna Transshipment in Pacific Island Countries: Opportunities for Increasing Benefits and Improving Monitoring.

For more information, please download the attachment on Transshipment 2012 Report.

Report from visits from Australia, Fiji, Kiribati to FFA last week

HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS, 7-10 MARCH 2011: High level delegations from member countries of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) - Australia, Fiji and Kiribati - visited the regional headquarters of the agency last week to tour the Regional Fisheries Surveillance Centre and to discuss key fisheries issues.

Tuna Economic Indicators – October 2015

This is the 2015 report that provides selected key economic indicators that monitor key parameters of the WCPO tuna fishery and its impact on FFA member countries. 

FFA provides assistance for national fisheries development

PACIFIC ISLANDS, 29 SEPTEMBER 2010:  A unique FFA initiative is underway to increase the returns to domestic economies by assisting national fisheries development through facilitating productive investment activities in member countries.

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