For a boy that grew up in the 1950s palagi world, his final rites conducted in traditional Polynesian custom testify to the transformation from where he came from to the Pacific islander he became. The final ode composed by an old friend from Atafu, Kelihiano Kalolo; and melodies of Tokelau’s funeral chant, Vale o Pou, carrying him to his final journey, acknowledged his Pacific home in the heart of Tokelau.
The two principal priorities for Pacific small island states are Climate Change and Fisheries. One seeks finance and redress from rich developed countries for whose industries and lifestyles are the root causes of human-induced...
If everything collapses there is no deal and there is no agreement to continue the 2017 measures – that would be a disaster as there would be no management regime at all in place.
He is well known and respected for his capability to work with people and it’s a very tricky situation to help resolve issues. And I think at the end of the day that was the principal basis for the recommendation from the interview panel.
The importance of fisheries revenue and negative impacts from the increasing effects of climate change to Tokelau’s current and future prosperity have been emphasized by Tokelau’s 9th parliament. At its second session currently taking...
Today is a big day for our oceans. It is good news for sea turtles and sharks, sea birds and tuna. It is also a great day for hundreds of thousands of workers at sea, many of whom have been victims of horrendous working conditions and human rights abuses.
Aerial surveillance est. AU$10-15 million annually will be provided via a civilian manned fixed-wing aircraft, operated by FFA, flying patrols over Pacific countries and their EEZs.
It’s World Tuna Day today. This article adapted from FFA’s TUNApacific hub details the importance of Tuna to the Pacific islands and global marine ecosystems. As well as the ground-breaking work by Pacific fisheries officials, their partners and networks.
“As we deal with the Vietnamese blue boat issue, technically this is not within the FFA’s mandate. So we will be looking for a full mandate from member countries.” James Movick, FFA Director General.
As NGOs, we’re interested to help support the policies underlying the technologies because in many cases the countries may have their legislation based back in the 1960s or 1970s as they probably never envisioned the computers we have available today to be able to capture and use that information. Mr Bubba Cook, WWF.
NTSA’s strength lies in setting up its own information system, the NTIS, to gather up interagency information, pool it together and make it accessible by Party. And its ability to allow that information to be used not only for fisheries purposes but also for broader law enforcement purposes.
As Moana plays to record audiences around the world, and the Hokule’a returns to Pacific waters after a two absence, one of the few remaining traditional Pacific ocean-faring navigators embarks on his final journey. Giff Johnson’s pen pays homage to Captain Korent Joel.