PNG Minister of Defence visits FFA

HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS, TUESDAY 5 MAY 2009: The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) was pleased to host the Hon Bob Dadae MP, Papua New Guinea Minister for Defence, who visited the regional headquarters of FFA while visiting Honiara on official business.

Deputy Director of FFA, Dr Transform Aquorau, and staff briefed the Minister on the work FFA does regarding monitoring, contol and surveillance including the vessel monitoring system, coordination of regional surveillance operations and some of the management initiatives in the region such as the Vessel Day Scheme and the monitoring, control and surveillance implications of recent management decisions of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA).