Niue Treaty

Introduction to the Niue Treaty

FFA administers and provides support for negotiations and meetings regarding several fishing treaties. The Niue Treaty is an agreement on cooperation between FFA members about monitoring, control and surveillance of fishing - it includes provisions on exchange of information (about where the position and speed of vessels at sea, which vessels are without licences) plus procedures for cooperation in monitoring, prosecuting and penalising illegal fishing vessels.

2017 Pacific Fisheries Ministerial Communique: 14th FFCMIN Outcomes, Australia takes Chair.

Statement of Outcomes from the Fourteenth Annual Session of Pacific Fisheries Ministers
1. Ministers representing Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tokelau and Tuvalu met in Mooloolaba, Australia on 5 and 6 July 2017 as the fourteenth annual meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Committee (FFC) Ministers.
2. Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu were represented by diplomats and senior officials.

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.

Key surveillance operation concludes this week in FSM & Palau

THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU AND THE FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA, 12 MAY 2009: Operation Rai Balang, a bilateral maritime surveillance operation between Palau and Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) to detect activities such as illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing, ended today. The operation was conducted over 10 days from 2-12 May 2009 over the Palauan and FSM Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) in their entirety.

Niue Treaty parties meet in Apia, Samoa

APIA, SAMOA, WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER 2008: At the second meeting of Parties to the Niue Treaty on Cooperation in Fisheries Surveillance and Law Enforcement in the South Pacific Region, held yesterday, Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) members agreed to cooperate further to combat illegal fishing.