Fisheries Warehouse

Tuna Fisheries Are Vital To Our Blue Continent

The fish that thrive in our waters are of great importance to Pacific Island countries. Shared stewardship of the Pacific Ocean and maintaining regional solidarity as one “Blue Continent” will ensure this resource continues to make a significant contribution to the sustainable development of our people. For decades we have been successful in managing our fisheries and have surpassed other regions of the world in terms of sustainable practice. Regional cooperation on management of our tuna resources by Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) members, supported by fisheries science from the Oceanic Fisheries Programme of the Pacific Community (SPC), has ensured that our collective efforts in managing the four main tuna species – skipjack, bigeye, albacore, yellowfin - are paying off, with all currently being harvested within sustainable levels. Effective sub-regional fisheries management arrangements, such as those adopted by the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA), have been integral to the outcomes achieved.
SG & FFA DG Tupou-Roosen

Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General welcomes new Director General of the Forum Fisheries Agency

6th July 2017 The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat has congratulated Dr Manumatavai Tupou-Roosen on being appointed the next Director General of the Forum Fisheries Agency. Speaking […]

Pacific Islands Forum Observer Statement to the 15th Annual Forum Fisheries Ministerial Meeting by Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor

Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 Chairman and representative of our host Government; Honourable Ministers of Fisheries and Senior Officials Director General of the Pacific […]

Strengthening Regional Security and Information Sharing

Security in the Pacific region is an indispensable necessity for sustainable development and economic growth. The Framework for Pacific Regionalism identifies security as a principle objective […]

Enhanced Information Sharing Key to Stronger Regional Security

Enhanced regional collaboration and cooperation is critical to addressing the common security challenges facing the “Blue Pacific” region – this is the key message to emerge […]



Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Remarks at the Annual Ministerial Forum Fisheries Committee – Fourteenth Meeting

Mooloolaba, Australia 5 – 6 July 2017   Madam Chair, Honourable Ministers, at the outset permit me to extend warm greetings on behalf of Dame Meg […]

Regional organisations support for Pacific Countries at UN Oceans Conference

Leaders from Pacific island countries and territories will attend the United Nations Oceans Conference in New York next week looking to show the world how important […]

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Observer Remarks to the Forum Fisheries Committee Meeting 102

Canberra May 2017   Mr. Chairman and our host, the Government and people of Australia; Senior Officials and distinguished delegates of FFA member countries; Director General […]