WCPFC13: FFA welcomes UN adoption of World Tuna Day

Wednesday 3 December 2016
WCPFC13, Denarau, FIJI ISLANDSNews of the United Nations General Assembly’s unanimous adoption today in New York, of a resolution declaring May 2 as World Tuna Day has been welcomed by Pacific nations attending the WCPFC13 in Denarau. The resolution was proposed by Nauru on behalf of the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) at the United Nations and been actively promoted by all PSIDS in New York.

US, Pacific forge ahead with fisheries treaty

Monday 5 December 2016, Sheraton Denarau, NADI FIJI ISLANDSThe fisheries access deal between the US and Pacific countries is back on track with a newly-signed agreement.  The Agreement runs to 2020 and offers a 2017 package worth up to US70m in fisheries access and development assistance to Pacific nations.

WCPFC13: Reframe the WCPFC dialogue, put sustainability first, says Teo

Statement of the WCPFC Executive Director Feleti Teo, following his salutations at the opening formalities for the 13th annual regular session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (more commonly known as the Pacific Tuna Commission).
 ..To our Chief Guest, Minister Naiqamu; vinaka vakalevu and thank you for gracing us with your presence this morning and for taking time out of your busy schedule to address the Commission and share your perspectives on its critical work.

US Treaty has 'matured and endured'- Ambassador Cefkin at historic signing in Fiji

Saturday 3 Dec 2016-- Pacific ministers, heads of fisheries and delegations from both sides were part of a historic signing event today at the Novotel in Nadi, Fiji Islands as the US and Pacific multilateral fisheries renegotiated treaty began rounding up signatures. Most member nations have signed, with more to come as more heads of delegation arrive in the build up to WCPFC13, which opens Monday 5 December.