7 Dec 2017

More restrictions possible for foreign fishing vessels

From , 6:04 am on 7 December 2017

The Forum Fisheries Agency says new restrictions could fall on distant water fishing nations operating in Pacific waters.

The comments came during the annual meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commissionr, or Tuna Commission, taking place in Pasay City in the Philippines.

FFA's director-general, James Movick, spoke with Mackenzie Smith about the meeting and what the Pacific wants to see emerge.

He says it is just Asian nations threatening the Pacific's fisheries.

 Tuna on the deck of a Pacific fishing vessel.

Tuna on the deck of a Pacific fishing vessel. Photo: RNZI/Giff Johnson