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Pacific Island nations reach deal on southern albacore tuna

Pacific Island nations will take more control over the southern albacore tuna fishery after reaching a “historic” agreement on joint harvest control measures, reports ABC News. Officials from the Pacific Forum Fishery Agency (FFA) countries, meeting in the Solomon Islands, have agreed on the text for a framework for managing the South Pacific longline fishery. […]

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Pacific nations slam big countries over catch reporting

Pacific nations have called out major fishing nations using loopholes to duck out of properly reporting their fishing catches in Pacific waters, reports Solomon Star News. Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) members at the 10th Scientific Committee meeting of the WCPFC said the missing data was critical to help prevent over-fishing in Pacific waters. […]

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New Zealand helps Tongan deepwater fisheries development

A programme to help Tonga maximise the economic benefits of commercial fishing has been launched in the country’s capital, Nuku’alofa. Coinciding with a visit to Tonga by New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, the $2.7m NZ government-funded project draws together expertise from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), the South Pacific community, […]

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Canned or fresh tuna for future generations in the Pacific

Canned or fresh tuna for future generations in the Pacific

Senior New Zealand Labour Maori MP Shane Jones warned Pacific Parliamentarians of the risk future generations would depend on tinned fish. He said this after mourning the dominance of big foreign fishing vessels in the South Pacific ocean. He told the Pacific Parliamentary and Political leaders Forum, held in the New Zealand Parliament in April […]

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