FFA IN THE NEWS: 1 April-30 April 2010

*PNA NEWS*


OUTCOMES FROM PNA MEETING

1) FRANCE 24 TV NEWS
Pacific countries aim to extend high seas' tuna fishing ban
http://www.france24.com/en/20100423-pacific-countries-aim-extend-high-seas-tuna-fishing-ban

2) SAIPAN TRIBUNE
Pacific areas to be closed to purse seine fishing next year
http://www.saipantribune.com/newsstory.aspx?newsID=99055&cat=1

3) BREITBART
Parties to the Nauru Agreement controls areas responsible for a quarter of the world's tuna supply
http://www.breitbart.com/image.php?id=iafpCNG.55c15fa32462dfb718a67423e71e2633.771p0&show_article=1&catnum=7&ch=BNImagesTech

4) YAHOO NEWS UK
Parties to the Nauru Agreement controls areas responsible for a quarter of the world's tuna supply
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/18/20100423/img/psc-parties-to-the-nauru-ag 3d0497412053.html

5) MARIANAS VARIETY
Fishing cartel to close huge Pacific area to fishing
http://www.mvariety.com/pacific-news/fishing-cartel-to-close-huge-pacific-area-to-fishing.php

6) ISLANDS BUSINESS
Greenpeace hails historical decision by Pacific nations to close off 4.5 million sq km of international waters
http://www.islandsbusiness.com/news/index_dynamic/containerNameToReplace=MiddleMiddle/focusModuleID=130/focusContentID=19183/tableName=mediaRelease/overideSkinName=newsArticle-full.tpl

7) MATANGI TONGA
Eight Pacific nations close off 4.5 million sq km of international waters
http://www.matangitonga.to/article/letterscomments/strike/20100426_tonga__editor.shtml

8) AFP
Pacific countries aim to extend high seas' tuna fishing ban
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Pacific+countries+aim+to+extend+high+seas%27+tuna+fishing+ban-a01612201119

9) FIS WORLD NEWS
Pacific countries aim to extend high seas' tuna fishing ban
http://www.fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?monthyear=&day=23&id=36317&l=e&special=0&ndb=0

10) ECO EARTH
Pacific countries aim to extend high seas' tuna fishing ban
http://www.ecoearth.info/shared/reader/welcome.aspx?linkid=160397&keybold=

11) ILLEGAL FISHING INFO
Pacific countries aim to extend high seas' tuna fishing ban
http://www.illegal-fishing.info/item_single.php?item=news&item_id=4682&approach_id=

12) HUMANITARIAN NEWS
Pacific countries aim to extend high seas' tuna fishing ban
http://humanitariannews.org/20100424/pacific-countries-aim-extend-high-seas-tuna-fishing-ban

13) EVERYTHING FISHING
Pacific countries aim to extend high seas' tuna fishing ... - The Independent
http://fishing.theonlynews.com/?p=6519

14) WORLD FISHING
PNA ministers agree to strengthen fishing industry
http://www.worldfishingtoday.com/news/default.asp?nyId=5388

15) SAIPAN TRIBUNE
Pacific areas to be closed to purse seine fishing next year
http://www.saipantribune.com/newsstory.aspx?cat=1&newsID=99055

16) TEHRAN TIMES
Pacific countries aim to extend high seas' tuna fishing ban
http://www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=218215

17) FIS NEWS
Pacific countries aim to extend high seas' tuna fishing ban
http://www.fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?l=e&country=0&special=&monthyear=&day=&id=36317&ndb=1&df=0

18) FSM NEWS
PNA MINISTERS AGREE: OPEN PNA OFFICE, STRENGTHEN FISHING LIMITS & COOPERATE TO EXCHANGE FISHING OBSERVERS
http://www.fsmpio.fm/RELEASES/2010/april10/04_34_10.html

19) RADIO NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL
Group of Pacific nations agree to close high seas access to purse seine fishers
http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=53189

20) WILD SINGAPORE
Pacific countries aim to extend high seas' tuna fishing ban
http://wildsingaporenews.blogspot.com/2010/04/pacific-countries-aim-to-extend-high.html

21) STOCKING YOUR PANTRY
Pacific countries aim to extend high seas' tuna fishing ban
http://www.stockingyourpantry.com/article/Pacific%20countries%20aim%20to%20extend%20high%20seas%27%20tuna%20fishing%20ban/?k=j83s12y12h94s27k02

22) GLOBAL NATION PHILIPPINES
Pacific countries meeting to conserve tuna
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/news/news/view/20100419-265175/Pacific-countries-meeting-to-conserve-tuna

23) TAHITI PRESSE
Pacific countries meet to conserve tuna
http://en.tahitipresse.pf/2010/04/pacific-countries-meet-to-conserve-tuna/

24) PACIFIC SCOOP
Cooperate to exchange fishing observers
http://pacific.scoop.co.nz/2010/04/cooperate-to-exchange-fishing-observers/

25) VANUATU PRESS
PNA office launched
http://www.presse.com.vu/ngo/354-pna-office-launched-as-pna-ministerial-meeting-begins-in-marshall-islands

26) SCIENCE CENTRIC
Western Pacific island states taking back control of their fisheries
http://www.sciencecentric.com/news/article.php?q=10042838-western-pacific-island-states-taking-back-control-their-fisheries

27) PIMRIS
PNA announces date for closure of 4.5 sq km to purse seine fishing
http://www.pimrisportal.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=138

28) YOKWE
MARSHALL ISLANDS: PNA Nations, Owners of 25% of the World's Tuna Supply, Agree to New Controls
http://www.yokwe.net/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2571

29) ISLANDS BUSINESS
Pacific countries aim to extend high seas' tuna fishing ban
http://www.islandsbusiness.com/news/index_dynamic/containerNameToReplace=MiddleMiddle/focusModuleID=130/focusContentID=19168/tableName=mediaRelease/overideSkinName=newsArticle-full.tpl

30) WORLD FISHING
Greenpeace applauds decision to close international waters to purse seine fishing
http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/greenpeace-applauds-decision-to-close-international-waters-to-purse-seine-fishing

31) RADIO AUSTRALIA PACIFIC BEAT
Closure of a large area of Pacific Ocean to tuna net fishers planned
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/pacbeat/stories/201004/s2884443.htm

32) WWF INTERNATIONAL
Western Pacific island states taking back control of their fisheries
http://wwf.panda.org/?193034/Western-Pacific-island-states-taking-back-control-of-their-fisheries

WWF PACIFIC
http://www.wwfpacific.org.fj/?193034/Western-Pacific-island-states-taking-back-control-of-their-fisheries

33) SEED DAILY INDIA
Pacific countries aim to extend high seas' tuna fishing ban
http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Pacific_countries_aim_to_extend_high_seas_tuna_fishing_ban_999.html

34) THE INDEPENDENT UK
Pacific countries aim to extend high seas' tuna fishing ban
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/pacific-countries-aim-to-extend-high-seas-tuna-fishing-ban-1953894.html

35) YOKWE ONLINE
Marshalls and Other PNA Nations Aim for More Tuna Dollars
http://yokwe.net/index.php?module=pnForum&func=viewtopic&topic=3144

36) CHINA POST
Taiwan to respect PNA fishing ban: Fisheries Administration
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2010/04/25/253896/Taiwan-to.htm

37) RADIO AUSTRALIA PACIFIC BEAT
PNA plan to shut out purse seining fishing boats
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/pacbeat/stories/201004/s2883225.htm

38) SAMOA NEWS
Greenpeace praises PNA countries for far reaching ocean protection move
http://www.samoanews.com/viewstory.php?storyid=14635&edition=1272362400

39) MARIANAS VARIETY
Islands aim to tighten tuna catch limits
http://www.mvariety.com/2010042025810/local-news/islands-aim-to-tighten-tuna-catch-limits.php

40) BUSINESS IAFRICA
PNA plans to save tuna
http://business.iafrica.com/worldnews/2365380.htm

41) FIS NEWS
Pacific countries aim to extend high seas' tuna fishing ban
http://fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?monthyear=&day=23&id=36317&l=e&special=0&ndb=0

42) SAMOA NEWS ONLINE
Greenpeace praises PNA countries for far reaching ocean protection move
http://www.samoanewsonline.com/viewstory.php?storyid=14635&edition=1272362400&newssection=LocalNews

43) TAHITI PRESSE
High seas tuna fishing ban to be extended
http://en.tahitipresse.pf/2010/04/high-seas-tuna-fishing-ban-to-be-extended-2/

44) SEAFOOD SOURCE
Purse seineing to be banned in South Pacific
http://www.seafoodsource.com/newsarticledetail.aspx?id=4294990618&src=rss

45) EAST WEST CENTER
Pacific nations take aim at overfishing
http://pidp.eastwestcenter.org/pireport/2010/April/04-21-20.htm

46) ATUNA.COM
PNA Director: Too Many Fishing Days And Too Many Tuna Boats

47) MARIANAS VARIETY
Industry leader: tightening tuna controls good for Pacific
http://www.mvariety.com/pacific-news/industry-leader-tightening-tuna-controls-good-for-pacific.php

48) SOLOMON STAR
Greenpeace hails Pacific leaders
http://www.solomonstarnews.com/news/regional/5190-greenpeace-hails-pacific-leaders

49) MNN
Pacific countries aim to extend high seas tuna fishing ban
http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/pets-animals/stories/pacific-countries-aim-to-extend-high-seas-tuna-fishing-ban

50) BAIRD MARITIME
Pacific countries sign tuna fishing protection agreement
http://www.bairdmaritime.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6436:pacific-island-countries-sign-tuna-fishing-protection-agreement&catid=75:fisheries&Itemid=68

51) PACIFIC SCOOP
Greenpeace hails historic decision by Pacific nations
http://pacific.scoop.co.nz/2010/04/greenpeace-hails-historical-decision-by-pacific-nations-to-close-portion-of-pacific-ocean-for-tuna/

52) ATUNA
Closure to purse seining in Pacific
http://www.atuna.com/apps/public/loginnews.asp?ID=8255

53) ETAIWAN
Taiwan to respect high seas fishing ban
http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/news_content.php?id=1235976&lang=eng_news&cate_img=logo_taiwan&cate_rss=TAIWAN_eng

54) SOLOMON STAR
Greenpeace hails Pacific leaders
http://solomonstarnews.com/news/regional/5190-greenpeace-hails-pacific-leaders

56) SAIPAN TRIBUNE
Pacific areas to be closed to purse seine fishing next year
http://www.saipantribune.com/newsstory.aspx?newsID=99055

57) OCEAN CONSERVATION NEWS
Pacific areas to be closed to purse seine fishing next year
http://www.seasky.org/news/sea-news-ocean-conservation.html

58) MARITIME UPDATES
Western Pacific island states taking back control of their fisheries
http://www.maritimeupdates.com/environment-news/western-pacific-island-states-taking-back-control-of-their-fisheries.html

59) SOLOMON STAR
PNA Office opens in Majuro
http://www.solomonstarnews.com/news/national/5089-pna-office-opens-in-majuro

60) MARIANAS VARIETY
Industry leader: tighter tuna controls good for Pacific
http://www.mvariety.com/pacific-news/industry-leader-tightening-tuna-controls-good-for-pacific.php

61) FOCUS TAIWAN
Taiwan to respect high seas fishing ban
http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNews_Detail.aspx?Type=aALL&ID=201004230042

62) RADIO NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL
Group of Pacific nations agree to close high seas access to purse seine fishers
http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=53189



ABOUT THE PNA MEETING

63) BANGKOK POST
Pacific countries meeting to conserve tuna
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/175112/pacific-countries-meeting-to-conserve-tuna

64) RADIO NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL
Eight Pacific nations look for a bigger slice of the tuna harvest
http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=53085

65) SOLOMON TIMES
Solomons in tuna conservation meeting
http://www.solomontimes.com/news.aspx?nwID=5110

66) TERRA DAILY
Pacific countries meeting to conserve tuna
http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Pacific_countries_meeting_to_conserve_tuna_999.html

67) CHINA DAILY
Pacific countries meeting to discuss tuna conservation
http://www.chinadaily.com.tw/?action-viewnews-itemid-11249

68) FIJI LIVE
Pacific countries meeting to conserve tuna
http://www.fijilive.com/news/2010/04/20/25193.Fijilive

69) TRIMARINE
PNA asserting control over tuna
http://www.tri-marine.com/news/press/PNA_control.html

70) BANGKOK POST
Pacific countries meeting to conserve tuna
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/175112/pacific-countries-meeting-to-conserve-tuna

71) NEWS LIVE
Pacific countries meeting to conserve tuna
http://www.n3wslive.com/pacific-countries-meeting-to-conserve-tuna-afp

72) AFP
Pacific countries meeting to conserve tuna
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100419/wl_asia_afp/pacificenvironmentfishtuna

73) ONE NEWS GLOBAL
Pacific countries meeting to conserve tuna
http://www.onenewspage.com/news/World/20100419/10193266/Pacific-countries-meeting-to-conserve-tuna.htm

74) BANGKOK POST
Pacific countries meeting to conserve tuna
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/175112/pacific-countries-meeting-to-conserve-tuna

75) NEWS LIVE
Pacific countries meeting to conserve tuna
http://www.n3wslive.com/pacific-countries-meeting-to-conserve-tuna-afp

76) AFP
Pacific countries meeting to conserve tuna
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100419/wl_asia_afp/pacificenvironmentfishtuna

77) ONE NEWS GLOBAL
Pacific countries meeting to conserve tuna
http://www.onenewspage.com/news/World/20100419/10193266/Pacific-countries-meeting-to-conserve-tuna.htm


MSC & ECOLABELLING

78) RADIO NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL
Ecolabelling process underway for PNA fisheries
http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=53278

79) FISH NEWS EU
Pacific islanders enter over 500,000 tonnes of skipjack tuna into MSC full assessment
http://www.fishnewseu.com/latest-news/world/3353-pacific-islanders-enter-over-500000-tonnes-of-skipjack-tuna-into-msc-full-assessment-.html

80) FIS NEWS
Skipjack tuna fishery enters into MSC assessment
http://www.fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?l=e&country=0&special=&monthyear=&day=&id=36380&ndb=1&df=0

81) VANUATU PRESSE
Over 500,000 MT of skipjack tuna entered into MSC full assessment
http://www.presse.com.vu/ngo/370-over-500000-mt-of-skipjack-tuna-entered-into-msc-full-assessment

82) ATUNA
500,000 t of skipjack tuna to enter into assessment
http://www.atuna.com/apps/public/loginnews.asp?ID=8266


*FFA IN THE NEWS*

1) ISLANDS BUSINESS
COVERSTORY: DIPLOMATIC ROW BREWING?
http://www.islandsbusiness.com/fiji_business/index_dynamic/containerNameToReplace=MiddleMiddle/focusModuleID=19154/overideSkinName=issueArticle-full.tpl

2) WORLD FISHING NEWS
FFA members discuss tools for illegal fishing
http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/ffa-members-discuss-tools-for-illegal-fishing?SQ_DESIGN_NAME=print

3) SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Can shoppers save the tuna?
http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/can-shoppers-save-the-tuna-20100407-rrf3.html
 
4) WORLD FISHING TODAY
Importance of fisheries to Pacific Islands - World Bank study
http://www.worldfishingtoday.com/news/default.asp?nyId=5292

5) ISLANDS BUSINESS
Cover Story: Diplomatic row brewing
http://www.islandsbusiness.com/fiji_business/index_dynamic/containerNameToReplace=MiddleMiddle/focusModuleID=19154/overideSkinName=issueArticle-full.tpl

6) AHN SUVA
Tuna Plan To Monitor Fishery Catches From Fiji Waters
http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7018477851

7) RADIO NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL
PNA to complement Forum Fisheries Agency
http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=53184