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Tuesday, December 5th, 2017



Tonga is pushing the nomination of Dr Manu Tupou-Roosen as the new FFA Director General

Tuna incentives for locals in a growing industry   By ILIESA TORA in MANILA MANILA, Phillipines – December 5: 2.15pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Tonga has started lobbying for support to back the nomination of Dr Manumatavai Tupou-Roosen as the new Director General of the Forum Fisheries Agency.

Dire warning for Pacific’s domestic albacore fishery

Mr John Maefiti speaking to the media yesterday. Photo: HELEN GREIG

By HELEN GREIG in Manila, Philippines MANILA – December 5: 11.35am (TUNAnomics): The survival of the Pacific’s domestic tuna longline fishery is at stake without more effective management of fishing in the High Seas – those areas outside of the waters of the region’s 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zones.

Japan, here we come: Flights Open

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By NETANI RIKA, Pasay City, Manila MANILA, Phillipines – December 5: 9.30am (IB): DIRECT flights from Fiji to Japan are expected to boost sales of tuna from the Pacific and create larger profits for regional exporters.