Pacific meet advances Intel, info-sharing against IUU fishing

27 October, 2015, FFA CC, Honiara SOLOMON ISLANDS  – Illegal, Unlicensed and Unregulated fishing is the ongoing challenge for regional and global fisheries, and Pacific member nations of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency are determined to take the lead on ensuring its stamped out in our tuna-rich EEZs.

WCPFC Area Catch Value Estimates


The report aims to provide estimates of the value of catches of the four main commercial species caught in the Western and Central Paciffic Fisheireies Commission (WCPFC) Convention Area, that is, albacore (Thunnus alalunga), bigeye (Thunnus obesus), skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis) and yellowfin (Thunnus albacares). The report also provides catch data provided by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and prices obtained from a range of sources (provided below) on which the estimated values are based. 

FFA High Level Delegation in Tonga this week

NUKU’ALOFA, THURSDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2008: A high level delegation from the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) met with Tongan leaders this week to discuss Tongan fisheries.

Operation Kurukuru Staff

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Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management

Morning set of purse seiner

Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management assists FFA member countries to use a process of management for their fisheries. EAFM reports have been done for Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Tonga and Vanuatu.

The process is similar to risk management and involves four overall stages:

i. determining the scope of the assessment – develop a clear description of what is to be managed/assessed;

Fisheries Trade Guidebook

This Guidebook, Pacific Islands Countries, the Global Tuna Industry and the International Trade Regime, outlines the major trade-related elements of the tuna fishing industry in the Western Central Pacific Ocean. In particular, it is meant to be a reference guide to assist government officials (particularly fisheries, trade and foreign affairs officials) and tuna industry operators to better understand the rules and requirements of international and regional trade agreements, and how they impact the fisheries sector.