Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems

brochure_photoThe DevFish2 project overall objective is to increase the contribution from the sustainable use of highly migratory marine resources, particularly tuna, to the alleviation of poverty in Pacific states. It promotes the establishment of a more favourable policy environment for tuna industry development in Pacific countries, including the small scale component. It will provide direct assistance to small and medium enterprises in the sector as well as artisanal fishers and also build a region-wide IUU deterrence strategy, utilising the results of initial monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) studies in building robust and cost-effective regional capabilities to combat IUU fishing. Read more.


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DevFish2 holds its 1st roundtable technical consultation

pic_tarawasmallThe DevFish2 project’s first roundtable technical planning and coordination consultation between the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) was held on 28 May in Nadi, Fiji. The activity matrix was further reviewed and updated with priorities identified from stakeholder consultations and direct requests from countries in the region. The updated activity matrix now forms the first substantive annual work plan 2011/12.


Since the inception of the project, FFA and SPC have been cooperating in the development of a project activity matrix, summarising activity outlines and priorities as identified in project consultations.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2011 09:30

Papua New Guinea stakeholders express their interest in the DevFish2 project

pngtrip1Tuesday 12 April 2011 Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) headquarters, Noumea, New Caledonia – SPC’s Fisheries Development Officer was in Port Moresby, Lae and Rabaul from 29 January to 13 February, meeting potential stakeholders and beneficiaries of the EU-funded DevFish project to inform them about the commencement of DevFish2, the second phase of the project, highlighting the 5 focused intervention areas.


Discussions were held with the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Fishing Industry Association (FIA) about the need to develop a business plan corresponding to their priority work programme for the next two or three years. FIA also expressed an interest in seeking project assistance to fund a support officer to maintain an active secretariat’s office.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2011 16:17

Identifying Cook Islands’ priorities for DevFish2 support

jonathan_cooks2The second phase of the DevFish project has been introduced to about 20 members of the Cook Islands National Fishing Association. On the request of the Ministry of Marine Resources (MMR), Jonathan Manieva, Secretariat of the Pacific Community DevFish (Development of Tuna Fisheries in the Pacific ACP Countries Project) Officer, facilitated the association’s meeting on 22 to 25 November.


Mr Manieva presented the work done during the first phase of the DevFish project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and the Secretariat of Pacific Community (SPC).

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2011 16:17

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