By Liam Campling and Elizabeth Havice
EU anti-IUU measures: Sri Lanka ‘red carded’ and new reports on regulatory effectiveness
Obama compromises on US Pacific Marine National Monuments
Tuna Access Arrangements
PNG tightens fishing access arrangements to stimulate onshore development
Agreement on US Treaty reached; FFA clarifies Kiribati’s move
FFA HQ, Honiara, Tuesday 7th October 2014— An historic agreement was reached at the negotiation session between the Governments of the 17 FFA members and the United States of America this week in Honolulu. The deal, struck in the dying minutes of a three-day negotiation session, provides for US flagged purse seine vessels to fish 8,300 days in the region in 2015 in return for a payment of USD 90 million made up by industry and US-Government contributions.
FFA HQ, Honiara, SOLOMON ISLANDS. – The Pacific’s annual meeting of Fisheries Ministers heads to the region’s smallest island community this weekend, becoming part of a historic moment for Tokelau.
The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency's (FFA) annual maritime surveillance operation 'Tui Moana' ended in late May. The ten-day operation started on May 14, covering the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) and high seas of Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, Tonga, Tokelau and Tuvalu.