Monitoring & Surveillance

Officers learn about monitoring, control and surveillance of fishing

HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS, MONDAY 29 JUNE 2009: Fisheries and compliance officers from Cook Islands, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu are in Honiara this week to learn more about monitoring, control and surveillance of illegal fishing.

The Week 5 FFA Component of the National Fisheries Officers’ Surveillance Course opened today in Honiara at the FFA Conference Centre. This is the final week in the 5-week course, the rest of the course being conducted by AMC Search Ltd in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.

Countries meet to explore options for international tuna meeting

HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS, MONDAY 15 JUNE 2009: Fisheries officers from Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Indonesia and Philippines are in Honiara today to discuss options, positions and negotiation strategies for the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meeting in December 2009.

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.

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.

FFA monitoring, control and surveillance experts meet about illegal fishing

HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS, FRIDAY 3 APRIL 2009: Experts in monitoring, control and surveillance of fisheries from the 17 member countries and territories of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) will meet today and next week to discuss how they can better respond on a regional level to illegal fishing.

FFA and WCPFC sign agreement to build WCPFC vessel monitoring system

The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) recently signed a Service Level Agreement for FFA to develop a Vessel Monitoring System for the WCPFC, in Busan, Korea. The WCPFC will be the first regional fisheries management organisation to have a Vessel Monitoring System in place, scheduled for 2009.

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Vital issues for Pacific Islands coming up at Tuna Commission

HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS, MONDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2008: With the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meeting in 2 weeks time, the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) today released a set of 2-Minute Briefs to inform industry, government, media and non-government organisations in the Pacific Islands about relevant meeting agenda items. Taking just 2 minutes to read, the briefs provide a summary of key issues at the WCPFC meeting and how they affect Pacific Island tuna fisheries.

FFA assists countries to board and prosecute fishing vessels

NUKU’ALOFA, TONGA, MONDAY 3 NOVEMBER 2008: The FFA Director General Su’a N.F. Tanielu opened the Prosecution and Dockside Boarding Workshop in Tonga today. This workshop will assist local officers to board and inspect fishing vessels for offences.


In Tonga this week, fisheries officers, police and maritime navy at the workshop will learn more about International law, National laws, Regional and Sub-regional Fisheries Agreements, Fishing Vessel Boarding & Evidence Collections and Court Procedures.

Operation Kurukuru Staff

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