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Samoa wants tropical tuna measure to remain, and action on climate change

HONOLULU, 13 DECEMBER 2018 (PACNEWS)---- Any revision of the Tropical Tuna measure by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) will not be supported by Samoa. FisheriesMinister Lopaoo Natanielu Mua told delegates at this week’s 15th WCPFC meeting this is one key area that is critically important to Samoa and also of import...
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France calls for strong collaboration to combat IUU

HONOLULU, 12 DECEMBER 2018 (PACNEWS)----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 French Maritime Affairs said France strongly supported the harmonisation of management and controls between the Western and Centra...
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Tonga pushes hard on its priorities at Tuna Commission meeting

Honolulu... It is Tonga’s sincerest wish that the Pacific tuna fishery remains sustainable The Hon. Minister of Fisheries Semisi Fakahau told the opening session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission in Honolulu yesterday. Tonga’s priorities include important commercial species of tuna including albacore, bigeye yellowfin ...
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Regionalism critical for strengthening fisheries solidarity in Pacific

HONOLULU, 11 DECEMBER 2018 (PACNEWS)---- 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 address complex fisheries issues for members of WPFC. Tuna has shaped regional politics and influenced the relationship between ...