Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)

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History

Aug 1977, Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea), by Pacific Islands Forum. Became operational Jan 1979, on signature of a convention reflecting common concern on matters of conservation and of optimum use and sovereign rights over living marine resources. Also referred to as South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency and as Forum Fisheries Agency.

Aims

Promote and coordinate cooperation and mutual assistance among members of the South Pacific Forum in the matter of fishery policies and fishing limits; secure the maximum benefits from the living marine resources of the region for its peoples, particularly of member countries.

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Activities

FFA Work Programme is organized into 5 programmes: Corporate Services; Economics and Marketing; Legal; Information and Technology; Monitoring; Control and Surveillance. Multilateral treaty on fisheries with the United States concluded and signed 2 Apr 1987, Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea); renewed 1993. Also developed Niue Treaty on Cooperation in Fisheries Surveillance and Law Enforcement in the South Pacific Region for reciprocal and joint surveillance and enforcement in the region (opened for signature 1992).

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 21 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 17 countries
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Subjects *

  • Social Activity
    • Agency
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • Fisheries

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 14: Life Below Water

UIA Org ID

F9594

Last News Received

2014
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