30 Aug 2017

FFA calls for continued unity in Pacific fisheries management

From , 3:03 pm on 30 August 2017

The director general of the Forum Fisheries Agency has called for continued unity in managing the Pacific's tuna industry.

James Movick's call follows some countries in the region questioning the future of the industry given the inclusion of French Pacific territories into the Pacific Islands Forum.

It has been suggested the Parties to the Nauru Agreement, or PNA, which represents eight countries in whose waters the majority of the region's tuna are found, should take the lead.

But Mr Movick told Koroi Hawkins PNA members are already shaping the management of tuna stocks in the region.

James Movick

James Movick Photo: FFA