FFA extends condolences on passing of Tuvalu Deputy Prime Minister

The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) extends its deepest condolences and expresses its profound grief following the untimely passing of the Minister of Fisheries and Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of Tuvalu, Honourable Minute Alapati Taupo.

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 15: Issue 2 March-April 2022

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


Fisheries Trade 

Will agreement be reached on fisheries subsidies at WTO Ministerial Conference in June?

Fisheries Regulation 

Taiwan Government to institute additional labour reforms on distant water vessels 

China’s ‘fishery stewardship subsidies’ and growing access arrangements muddied by ‘fish crimes’

Review of EU IUU fishing regulation finds a success story

Increased support for Pacific tuna fisheries

 Increasing employment and economic benefits from the Pacific’s offshore fisheries is the focus of a new NZD$5 million partnership between Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA).

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 15: Issue 1 January-February 2022

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



Regional Cooperation

US signals renewed geopolitical engagement in Pacific, regional negotiations in flux

Fisheries Regulation 

US concludes Vanuatu-flagged tuna longliner has used forced labour

FFA report quantifies IUU fishing in Pacific Islands

China updates its distant water fleet policy framework

US Government moves to enhance seafood traceability and labour conditions