Monday, December 4th, 2017

 

Tonga’s hopes on commission’s decisions

Fisheries Chief Executive Officer Dr. Tu’ikolongahau Halafihi and his delegation at the meeting here in Manila yesterday. Photo: NUKU'ALOFA TIMES

By ILIESA TORA in MANILA MANILA, Phillipines – December 4: 4.10pm (Nuku’alofa Times): What does the current 14th Regular Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission has got to do with the price of tuna sold locally on the streets of Nuku’alofa?


Samoa calls for sustainable management of Albacore as industry suffers

Samoa's Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Lopao’o Natanielu (right) meets Phillipines' Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol here in Manila. Photo: NUKU'ALOFA TIMES

By PITA LIGAIULA in Manila MANILA, Phillipines – December 4: (PACNEWS): Samoa has told the Western Central Pacific Commission (WCPFC) it will continue to work closely with the Commission and development partners to bring about real progress in the sustainable management and conservation of fisheries resources.


Pacific solidarity gets a boost at Tuna Commission negotiation

FFA Director General James Movick speaking to journalists here in Manila. Photo: NUKU'ALOFA TIMES

By PITA LIGAIULA in Manila MANILA, Phillipines – December 4: 2.45pm (PACNEWS): The region’s two peak bodies representing Pacific nations’ fisheries interests pledged to maintain their solidarity at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) underway in Manila.


WE ARE OUT: Solomon Is pulls out of key tuna deal

WWF's Mr Cook speaking to regional journalists on Saturday. Photo: NUKU'ALOFA TIMES

By RONALD TOITO’ONA in Manila MANILA, Phillipines – December 4: 7.55am (Solomon Star): SOLOMON Islands has pulled out from a key tuna deal called the Tokelau Arrangement, citing it as a danger for the country and its catch allocation in the future.


Struggle on the high seas

Kiribati’s Fisheries Minister, Tetovo Ankara

Small nations suffer huge burden By NETANI RIKA in Manila, Phillipines MANILA – December 3: 11pm (Islands Business): KIRIBATI already faces the huge burden of rising sea levels which threatens its very existence.