First female Director-General of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency appointed

Dr Manumatavai Tupou-Roosen, the current Legal Counsel for the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) has been appointed the incoming Director-General of the FFA, effective mid-November 2018.

The official announcement of the appointment was made at the conclusion of the 15th Forum Fisheries Committee Ministerial Meeting held in the Cook Islands from 3-5 July 2018.

Dr Tupou-Roosen holds a Masters & PhD in Law through New Zealand and Commonwealth Scholarships and has served as the FFA's  Legal Counsel for 13 years.


Dr Tupou-Roosen, FFA's first female Secretary-General (Credit: FFA)


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