FFA SPEECHES: Outgoing FFC Chair notes successes and cautions on challenges in handover session at 2016 ministerial

Full statement below -- 
13th Forum Fisheries Ministerial Committee Meeting
Tuvalu Statement and Handing Over remarks
Hon Elisala Pita
Minister, Ministry of Natural Resources, Tuvalu.
Honourable Ministers from all FFA member countries and your delegations, FFA Director General Mr James Movick and your staff, Senior Government Official of the Government of Vanuatu, representatives of Crop Agencies, Observers, and Friends. 

Speeches: Future of Fisheries Roadmap address to 46th Pacific Islands Forum

Address to the 46th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ Meeting

by the Hon. Elisala Pita, TUVALU Minister of Natural Resources (Fisheries)

Chair of the Ministerial Forum Fisheries Committee


It gives me great pleasure to address you in my capacity as Chair of the 11th Forum Fisheries Minister’s meeting, which was held in Tuvalu in July of this year.

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. 

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