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106th Officials Forum Fisheries Committee Meeting Ends on a High

RAROTONGA, 12 May 2018 – At the conclusion of the 106th Officials Forum Fisheries Committee Meeting, delegates from around the Pacific made substantial progress and agreed to a number of key issues that can now be tabled at the 15th Forum Fisheries Committee Ministers Meeting (FFCMIN15) in Rarotonga from July 3-5.
  

World Tuna Day 2018: Pacific Partners Celebrate

Pacific islands Forum Fisheries Agency Director General James Movick has congratulated the Agency’s members and its partner organisations in the region on the occasion of World Tuna Day on 2 May. 
“Tuna remains perhaps the most valuable natural resource in our region, and by working together we are committed to its sustainable development to the benefit of all Pacific Island Peoples” said Mr Movick who is enroute to the Cook Islands for the FFA’s annual meetings.  

OPENING REMARKS BY THE ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTORY GENERAL PERRY HEAD AT THE FFA NTSA Workshop - HONIARA 14-15 March 2018

  • IUU fishing is an ongoing challenge.  A 2016 FFA study estimated the value of tuna product caught through IUU means in the Pacific at US$616.11 million with an annual economic loss to FFA members of US$152.67 million.
  • This challenge has been continually underlined by Pacific Island Forum Leaders.  The Regional Roadmap for Sustainable Pacific Fisheries, endorsed by Leaders in 2015, includes the objective of ensuring that sustainable management is not undermined by IUU fishing. 

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 11: Issue 1 January-February 2018

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS    Volume 11: Issue 1January-February 2018

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

 

CONTENTS

Preferential Trade

Update on EU Free Trade Agreement negotiations 

Fisheries Regulation 

US SIMP to be enforced in April; new Commerce Trusted Trader Programme proposed

Fisheries Management

PNA and Fiji MSC fisheries re-certified; MSC fisheries standard changes for mixed fisheries

IWD2018: MILESTONE MOMENT FOR FFA- DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE POLICY (SPEECH)

SPEECH BY FFA DIRECTOR GENERAL JAMES MOVICK 
 
FFA DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE POLICY LAUNCH @ FFA HQ in HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS.
MARCH 8 INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY 2018
 
Salutations.
 
Today is International Women’s Day. 
 
I wish first to recognise and acknowledge the exceptional and sustained contribution that our female workforce in the Forum Fisheries Agency make to the work of the Agency. 

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 10: Issue 6 November-December 2017

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS  Volume 10: Issue 6November-December 2017

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

 

CONTENTS

Special Feature

New FFA report on the tuna longline industry in the WCPO

Preferential & Fisheries Trade

WTO Members fail to agree to minimal, low ambition rules on fisheries subsidies

Fisheries Regulation

US announces that it will begin SIMP with an ‘informed compliance’ approach

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 10: Issue 5 September-October 2017

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS

Volume 10: Issue 5September-October 2017  By Liam Campling, Elizabeth Havice, Mike McCoy[1]

 

CONTENTS

Preferential & Fisheries Trade

Uncertain future for Pacific-EU relations post-Cotonou Agreement

WTO compliance panels side with US on tuna-dolphin dispute

Fisheries Regulation

Vietnam receives EU-IUU fishing ‘yellow card’; Thailand and Taiwan yet to be lifted

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