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Pacific nations warned of threat to sovereignty from Distant Water Fishing Nations

United States, Dec. 12 -- By Pita Ligaiula in Waikiki, Hawaii Papua New Guinea's Fishing Industry Association (FIA) has warned delegates at the Tuna Commission to ensure their national interests are ... Read More


FFA push for Tropical Tuna Measure maintained as negotiation at WCPFC reaches critical stage

United States, Dec. 12 -- By Pita Ligaiula in Waikiki, Honolulu Members of the 17-nation Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) will push for the Tropical Tuna Measure adopted at last year's me... Read More


Samoa not supporting any revision of Tropical Tuna Measure and wants action on albacore

United States, Dec. 12 -- By Pita Ligaiula in Waikiki, Hawaii Any revision of the Tropical Tuna Measure by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) will not be supported by Samoa.... Read More


Kiribati ? the Pacific's biggest tuna nation ? backs FFA calls going into tough tuna talks

United States, Dec. 11 -- Kiribati Fisheries Minister Tetabo Nakara has called on nations involved in the Western and Central Pacific fishery to deal with their differences and use science-based innov... Read More


Niue and CNMI speak out at Tuna Commission

United States, Dec. 11 -- The tiny Pacific nation of Niue has called on members of the Tuna Commission (WCPFC) to ensure fisheries resources caught in the region are sustainable. Fisheries Minister D... Read More


France calls for strong collaboration between WCPFC and IATTC

United States, Dec. 11 -- France has called on Pacific and Atlantic tuna organisations to join forces in the fight against Illegal Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. Matthieu Le Quenven from ... Read More


Regionalism critical in strengthening solidarity on fisheries

United States, Dec. 11 -- With claims and counter claims by global powers that the Pacific is their strategic 'sphere' of influence, sub regionalism has been touted as the best way of cooperation to a... Read More


Media plays important role in making sure the Pacific voice is heard as geopolitics clouds debate

United States, Dec. 11 -- Cook Islands foreign secretary and Forum Fisheries Committee Chair Tepaeru Herrmaan says the media plays important role in projecting the Pacific voice to the world on key po... Read More


The Talanoa Dialogue explained

Poland, Dec. 10 -- By Natalie Sauer Empathy is one of diplomacy's best weapons. That was the thinking when the Fijian presidency of the 2017 UN climate talks proposed to bring together governments a... Read More


FFA support proposals by WCPFC to establish scientific management dialogue

United States, Dec. 10 -- By Pita Ligaiula at Waikiki, Hawaii The region's Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) has expressed support for proposals by Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)... Read More