FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 10: Issue 3 May - June 2017

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS  Volume 10: Issue 3May - June 2017

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



Preferential & Fisheries Trade

Kiribati a step closer to EU market access for tuna

Fisheries Regulation

US government and importers prepare for IUU rule implementation

Fisheries Management

Outcomes from the 12th PNA Ministerial Meeting

Albacore meet opens on sombre note for Observer safety

Mooloolaba, Q’land, AUSTRALIA-- A pivotal meeting on South Pacific Albacore opened in Australia today with Pacific officials taking a moment of silence to reflect on another issue close to their hearts: Observer safety. This follows recent confirmation that another Pacific fisheries observer has gone missing at sea. 

Kiribati Tuna poised for EU market access

FFA HQ, Honiara, SOLOMON ISLANDS. –An important milestone towards gaining access to the world’s most stringent consumer market for tuna has been met by Kiribati, making it only the fourth Pacific nation to do so.
The confirmation of the European Commission decision on 16th June to add the Republic of Kiribati to the list of countries whose fisheries food products acceptably conform to the restrictive food safety requirements of the EU market, is an impressive milestone for Kiribati.


Thursday 8 June 2017
UN Ocean Conference, UNHQ, NYC.- The annual World Ocean Day event is especially significant in 2017, as our Pacific nations take to the global stage at the United Nations Ocean Conference on Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life below water. Congratulations to Fiji and Sweden for the co-hosting and facilitation of this global milestone. 

Intel and analysis continues as Tui Moana surveillance sweep ends

FFA HQ, Honiara, SOLOMON ISLANDS – There were no apprehensions and no blue boats, but the annual fisheries surveillance sweep of the Polynesia sub-region still served up a round of interesting highlights for 2017. Coordinated by the FFA’s Regional Fisheries Surveillance Centre, Operation Tui Moana ended its ten-day run on Friday 26th May. 

FFA, SPC Pacific workshop sharpens focus on Vietnamese Blue Boats

Friday 5th May, FFA HQ, Honiara Solomon Islands --  Monitoring, Control and Surveillance for Pacific tuna fisheries provides a useful existing framework to help Pacific countries to address the newest threat for Pacific reef systems, Vietnamese Blue Boats.