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Japan sets the example for distant water fishing nations in Pacific

FFA HQ, Honiara, SOLOMON ISLANDS. – Partnership, consultation and support between the Japan Fisheries agency and the FFA continue to set a positive example to other distant water fishing nations that have vessels licensed to fish in Pacific waters. A just-ended Japan Fisheries-FFA consultation at the FFA’s Honiara-based headquarters provided room for open sharing on key issues and helped clarify new developments around vessel registration, licensing and monitoring in the Western and Central Pacific Fishery, which includes the EEZs of FFA members.  

Future of Pacific Fisheries tops busy agenda

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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.

Operation 'Tui Moana' ends

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. 

The multi-lateral monitoring, control and surveillance operation was supported from the air by military surveillance aircrafts from the Quadrilateral Defense partners of Australia, New Zealand, the United States Coast Guard (USCG), French Polynesia and New Caledonia.

More details: FFA Operation Tui Moana

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FFA takes stock of progress on World Tuna Day

 

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 FFA HQ, Honiara, SOLOMON ISLANDS.May 2 is World Tuna Day, and provides an opportunity to celebrate some of the achievements of Pacific Island Countries, who own a large part of the world’s resources of these fish. In the three years since the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) declared World Tuna Day in 2011, there have been some great outcomes in fisheries across the region. Many of these stem from support provided by the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) to its members.