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FFA Awarded As Global Leader On Sustainable Tuna Solomon Islands, September 5, 13

The Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) has been recognized for its work in the Pacific Islands region. The Pacific Oceanscape Leadership Award was given to the FFA for improving tuna fisheries management in this area.
Accepted by CEO, James Movick, the FFA was particularly commended for its 30 years of work in conserving and managing the living marine resources of the region, specifically its highly migratory tuna stocks.

James Movick, CEO Paciic Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)

Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Tuiloma Neroni Slade said: “The FFA’s service to member countries and its work on key areas, including the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA), and the Fisheries Treaty with the United States, are on the public record and all greatly appreciated. The high standing of the Agency today, both regionally and internationally and the acknowledgements of its performance are the indicia of its value and success.”
The Agency works to strengthen national capacity and regional solidarity, so that its 17 members can manage, control and develop their tuna fisheries that lie in the areas of their Exclusive Economic Zones. According to FFA’s annual report its major income comes from donor funds (40%), vessel registration fees (28%) and 12% from their member contributions. The most important donor countries are the USA, Australia and New Zealand.