Weather Fiji, Suva   Max 30°C, Min 23°C

Fiji Sun


Fiji to Host Big Tuna Management Forum

Fiji to Host Big Tuna Management Forum
February 17
11:00 2018

In a bid to create a better understanding of tuna management in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO), stake­holders will meet at a two-day regional forum at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi next week.

The workshop is to support the develop­ment of tuna harvesting strategies within the WCPO by creating a unique platform that considers some of the key elements of fisheries management issues currently relevant to the WCPO states.

WWF-Pacific’s Sustainable Fisheries and Seafood Programme Manager, Duncan Wil­liams said, using innovative and ‘hands on’ simulation tools, participants will learn how management strategies evaluations (MSEs) can test and contribute to the devel­opment of robust control rules within an overall harvest strategy approach.

“The “Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ): Western & Central Pacific Ocean Tuna Management Workshop”, will com­plement the capacity building that has already been delivered to WCPFC mem­bers and will assist Commission members to understand and appreciate the value of robust and well tested harvest strategies to enable effective participation at future international negotiations,” Williams said.

“Fiji is an executing partner of the global ABNJ Tuna Project which aims to improve the health and sustainability of tuna fisher­ies worldwide by reducing illegal catch and supporting related marine ecosystems and species.

“This workshop aims to accelerate the de­velopment of tuna harvest strategies within each ocean region including the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission which has agreed to implement a harvest strategy approach, making this workshop particularly timely and appropriate,” she added.

The two-day regional workshop is organ­ised by the Ministry of Fisheries and WWF, with financial support from the Global En­vironment Facility’s (GEF) Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ) project.

Meanwhile, 40 participants from Fiji and the Pacific region are expected to attend the two-day workshop that will be held from Feb­ruary, 20-21.

Edited by Mohammed Zulfikar


Related Articles

you said it
"I support it 200 percent, I am with FRU, the country and the people of Fiji. We want to bid to get one of the HSBC stops in Fiji."
Waisale Serevi
Sevens Legend
February 2018
« Jan   Mar »

Latest Photo Gallery

Fijisun Online @Instagram