Media Releases

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