- Pacific Law and Justice News
- by Siala
2015 Update - Tonga Commits To Stamp Out Illegal, Unregulated Fishing
Tonga ratifies Niue Agreement, seventh country to do so
Tonga is the 7th country to commit to the Niue agreement that aims to stamp out illegal, unlicensed and unregulated fishing in the tuna-rich economic zones of the Pacific Islands.
The directors of the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) yesterday welcomed Tonga’s ratification.
The fisheries problems remain an ongoing challenge for regional and global fisheries, and Pacific member nations of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA).
"Combatting illegal, unlicensed and unregulated fishing is central to what our Pacific Forum Leaders have tasked us – to ensure maximum economic returns whilst achieving sustainability of the resource," said FFA Deputy Director General Wez Norris.