FFA participates in Pacific Islands News Association Convention in Vanuatu

PORT VILA, VANUATU, 25-30 July 2009: The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) has been raising awareness of fisheries issues with media attending the conference. At a pre-conference workshop, FFA presented an overview of fisheries including fisheries management, development and control of illegal fishing and the important role of DEVFISH (www.ffa.int/devfish) and the Oceanic Fisheries Management Project (www.ffa.int/gef/) in providing assistance to Pacific Island countries.

FFA also took journalists on a visit to a local tuna processing plant, to demonstrate how the Vanuatu Government is working with industry, and FFA assistance and advice, to increase local jobs and profits from tuna fishing which was covered by Vanuatu television and radio (see http://www.ffa.int/node/256).

Anouk Ride from FFA presented an overview of fisheries and Johann Bell from SPC also presented information about fisheries and climate change as part of an overview of food security in the Pacific region which is available by clicking on the Attachment titles below.