“When you look at the measure [Tropical Tuna Bridging Measure] there’s a series of very strong concessions that FFA members as a group gave to achieve consensus.” Ms Jenny Baldwin, Chair, FFC.
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...
Tokelau’s new, custom-built cargo vessel is on schedule for an October launch and expected delivery by early 2018. Minister for Transport, Hon. Afega Gaualofa made an official visit to inspect the yet-to-be named vessel...
US territories have a common fiscal profile of high debt, weak economies, reliance on one major employer are heading towards a fiscal abyss. But the Governor of American Samoa has a 4-point solution.
What we were more curious about was how people were going to react to our designs given they were so different from what is currently popular in the fashion industry.
The Ulu o Tokelau, Aliki Faipule Siopili Perez officially opened Tokelau’s budget committee ahead of the Second Sitting of Tokelau’s 9th Parliament earlier this week. The meeting also provided an opportunity for an update of...
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.
To be signed tomorrow Pacific trade deal weakened by Fiji, PNG, Vanuatu withdrawal say community groups
Tariff reductions would lead to significant revenue losses for smaller Pacific Island countries, which could impact on their governments’ ability to provide essential services to their populations threatening livelihoods, local industries and jobs.
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.
Underneath the drums, smiles, glitter and deals that serve the ‘Davos-class’ corporations and individuals harvesting the Pasifika brand; are 25 business delegations from 7 Pacific islands still searching for ways to claim their pound of flesh from what, essentially, is their product.