Landmark FFA resolution on climate change adopted by WCPFC16

Wed 11 Dec 2019

A landmark Forum Fisheries Agency resolution on climate change has been adopted by the 16th annual meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, creating a platform for a more urgent response to global warming by the world’s largest tuna fisheries organisation.

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 12: Issue 5 September-October 2019


Volume 12: Issue 5September-October 2019

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



Fisheries Trade 

Solomon Islands and Kiribati switch diplomatic recognition to China

US-China trade war, and uncertainty, drags on

US suspends GSP seafood tariff preferences for Thailand

Fisheries Regulation

UN negotiations on Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction 

Relevance of Pacific leaders’ fisheries vision 40-years ago, Dr Manu Tupou

“We remind ourselves that FFA members were the founding members for the Tuna Commission. And since the beginning, even during the days of the negotiations for the Convention [to establish the Commission] we have been driven by the exceptional vision, forty years ago on why we do this.” Dr Manu Tupou-Roosen, Director General, Forum Fisheries Agency

By Lealaiauloto Aigaletaule’ale’a F. Tauafiafi

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 12: Issue 4 July-August 2019

FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS . Volume 12: Issue 4  July-August 2019

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



Fisheries Trade 

Signs of convergence in WTO fisheries subsidies negotiations, but major differences remain 

EU-Mercosur reach trade agreement, but threatened by environmental concerns

Fisheries Regulation

Marshall Islands seeking EU market access; hopeful of removal from EU ‘tax haven’ blacklist

MEDIA RELEASE:PNG media prepped to tell “fish-story” ahead of Seventh Pacific Tuna Forum

PORT MORESBY, 11 September 2019 – Media personnel in Papua New Guinea now have a better understanding of the significance and value of tuna fisheries after three days of a fisheries-related media workshop. The workshop was held from 9-11 September in Port Moresby and brought together around twenty journalists, as well as selected journalism students from Divine Word University in Madang.