Fisheries Management

Pacific Islands push for action on Bigeye and Yellowfin Tuna at WCPFC this week

BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA, MONDAY 8 DECEMBER 2008: Member countries and territories of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meeting called on fellow members of the Commission to cooperate to take action to manage Bigeye and Yellowfin Tuna.

With 17 members (Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand,

Vital issues for Pacific Islands coming up at Tuna Commission

HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS, MONDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2008: With the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meeting in 2 weeks time, the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) today released a set of 2-Minute Briefs to inform industry, government, media and non-government organisations in the Pacific Islands about relevant meeting agenda items. Taking just 2 minutes to read, the briefs provide a summary of key issues at the WCPFC meeting and how they affect Pacific Island tuna fisheries.

FFA members make gains at WCPFC committee

POHNPEI, FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA, WEDNESDAY 8 OCTOBER 2008: At the Fourth Regular Session of the Technical and Compliance Committee (TCC4) of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), in Pohnpei this week, Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) members advanced recommendations to increase effectiveness of fisheries management in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean.

Landmark PNA fishing arrangement signed by Marshall Islands at Forum Leaders meeting

NIUE, 22 AUGUST 2008: The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency’s Director General was pleased to witness the signing of the Parties to the Nauru (PNA) Agreement 3rd Implementing Arrangement by Marshall Islands in Niue today. This historic subregional arrangement, administered by the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), provides for new measures to manage fishing in their Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) and in high seas pockets (areas of high seas bounded by the waters of member countries).

OFMP

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded Pacific Islands Oceanic Fisheries Management Project (OFM Project) is executed by the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) in conjunction with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community Oceanic Fisheries Programme (SPC), the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA), Te Vaka Moana (TVM), the Pacific Islands Tuna Industry Association (PITIA) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Samoa first FFA/SPC member to modernize fisheries legislation, with assistance of FFA and SPC

APIA, WEDNESDAY 23 JULY 2008: The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and the Secretariat of the South Pacific Community (SPC) coordinated legal consultations in Apia last week to review Samoa’s fisheries legislation. Samoa is the first of FFA/SPC countries to undertake a consultative process to modernize their fisheries legislation with the assistance of FFA and SPC, working together for the first time to set a benchmark for fisheries law.

Kiribati signs key fishing agreement

TARAWA, FRIDAY 27 JUNE 2008: The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) was pleased to witness Kiribati’s signing of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement 3rd Implementing Arrangement in Tarawa today. This historic subregional arrangement provides for new measures to manage fishing in their Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) and in high seas pockets (areas of high seas bounded by the waters of member countries).

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