Fisheries Trade Briefings is produced by FFA to provide short updates to member countries and industry on issues of importance to the international trade in fish and fisheries products, with an emphasis on tuna.
Previous publications are available to download below.
How do small island developing states maximise the economic benefits from their fisheries? The below reports provide more information and analysis on economic benefits of fishing and lessons learnt from economic development initiatives in the Pacific.
SPC and the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), through the EU-funded DEVFISH project, are reviewing international tools for improved fishing vessel safety and provides assistance to members on these matters.
This report examines national, regional and international articles, documents, field reports and books written on women in development, gender in development, women in fisheries, and the assessment, management and development of Pacific Islands tuna fisheries.
Studies show that men and women are both involved in all aspects of the tuna industry with most women found in the processing (small scale and commercial) and marketing for the domestic market. Most men are found in the capture and commercial marketing areas.
This business report provides practical guidelines to assist existing entrepreneurs in the Pacific Island fishing business community with the setting up of sustainable and profitable seafood value-added businesses making value-added products from target species and the by-products of tuna fisheries. Download chapters below.
This report by SPC and the Asian Development Bank outlines the importance of tuna and some of the science behind assessing tuna stocks and managing fisheries in the Pacific. It is a useful introduction to understanding fisheries science for tuna in the Pacific.
This Guidebook, Pacific Islands Countries, the Global Tuna Industry and the International Trade Regime, outlines the major trade-related elements of the tuna fishing industry in the Western Central Pacific Ocean. In particular, it is meant to be a reference guide to assist government officials (particularly fisheries, trade and foreign affairs officials) and tuna industry operators to better understand the rules and requirements of international and regional trade agreements, and how they impact the fisheries sector.