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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

New Zealand’s Matt Hooper confirmed as next Forum Fisheries Deputy

 WCPFC14,Manila, PHILLIPPINES— As FFA’s Deputy Director General Wez Norris prepares to wrap up his final Tuna Commission meeting with the Forum Fisheries Agency tomorrow, the announcement of his successor has been made. 
 
Director General James Movick confirmed the appointment of Mr Matthew Hooper of New Zealand to the position of Deputy Director General of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), commencing during the first half of 2018. 
 

WCPFC14: Fiji to Tuna Commission- 'Hard decisions need to be made now' (Statement).

 Fiji Statement led by Minister for Fisheries Hon. Semi Koroilavesau during the opening formalities of the WCPFC14 at the PICC in Manila, Phillippines on Dec 3, 2017.
 (Salutations)
... Madam Chair, Fiji’s statement will focus on the important issues that are at hand. This reflects issues that Fiji sees important in terms of our shared national and regional 

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