FFA wins top global stop IUU fishing prize

“This achievement recognises FFA’s work in Monitoring, Control and Surveillance initiatives to deter IUU fishing in the Pacific. Well done to the team at FFA, past and present, and all of our FFA member countries. And the award is particularly timely given FFA has just kicked off our 40th anniversary celebrations,” said FFA Director General, Dr Manumatavai Tupou-Roosen

NZ giving FFA major grant to help stop illegal fishing

This funding, signed over last Thursday, will be used by the FFA to improve catch documentation schemes for the agency's members over the next five years.

The FFA deputy director general, Matthew Hooper, said this project would help members to access high value export markets while tackling illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing.

Mr Hooper said it aimed to ensure the member countries could maintain market access, by improving traceability along supply chains through the integration of fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance systems.

Regional fisheries meet pauses for Tuvalu’s Elisala Pita, Nauru’s Valdon Dowiyogo

Delegates at the 102nd session of the Forum Fisheries Committee, or FFC, paused to honour and remember two Ministerial leaders who have passed away in the last six months.

Tuvalu's Elisala Pita, a long-time politician and Minister for Natural Resources and the Environment, had just completed his term as Chair of the FFC and handed over to Minister Matai Seremaiah Nawalu, in Vanuatu last July.

He passed away in Tuvalu weeks later.

New Zealand funds major boost for South Pacific albacore long-line management

Countries sharing in the southern albacore longline fishery that are participating in the development of the Tokelau Agreement include the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.