Regional solidarity was the main message at the closing of the 15th Forum Fisheries Committee Ministers Meeting on Thursday.

Fisheries face complex issues

Thursday July 05, 2018

Issues involving Oceanic fisheries are becoming increasingly complex for the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), says outgoing director-general James Movick.

Incumbent Prime Minister Henry Puna is calling for a strong regional response to overcome the number of challenges in managing tuna stocks.

The Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) has agreed to long-term partnership and related funding agreements between the agency and Australia.

Emergency Management Cook Islands (EMCI) director Charles Carlson and his colleague Keu Mataroa are in Mongolia, attending the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The appointment of the new director general of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) will be one of the key agendas at the 15th Forum Fisheries Committee Ministers Meeting (FFCMIN15) this week.

Work on the new boat ramp at Avarua Harbour adjacent to Trader Jacks restaurant and bar began last week.

Ministerial forum opens tonight

Tuesday July 03, 2018

The three-day Annual Ministerial Forum Fisheries Committee Fifteenth Meeting (FFCMIN15) will be officially opened tonight at the National Auditorium.

The Ministry of Marine Resources has acknowledged the concerns raised regarding drifting Fish Aggregation Devices in a recent CINews article supplied by Te Ipukarea Society, saying they are “aware of the problem”.

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