The international tuna supply chain is heavily dependent on catches from the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO), which contributes almost 60% of the global harvest of tuna species. The Pacific region is thus at the heart of the industry, making the biannual Pacific Tuna Forum the best platform for all stakeholders to keep abreast of the latest management and sustainability initiatives, and to be informed of investment opportunities in the region. This year, the 6th Pacific Tuna Forum will take place at The Stanley Hotel & Suites, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, from 13-14 September 2017.
The Pacific Tuna Forum, themed “Fostering Greater Social, Economic and Financial Benefits through Sustainable Tuna Management and Development” will take a closer look at the status of the tuna stocks in the WCPO; the recent developments in management regime and policies; investment opportunities for small and medium scale entrepreneurs; current trends in tuna trade and markets; recent developments in processing and technology; and social responsibility as well as eco-labeling issues.
Pacific Tuna Forum 2017 is jointly organized by INFOFISH, the National Fisheries Authority (NFA) of Papua New Guinea, the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), the Parties of the Nauru Agreement (PNA), the Pacific Islands Tuna Industry Association (PITIA), and the Papua New Guinea Fishing Industry Association (PNG FIA) and supported by GLOBEFISH- FAO.
• The registration fee is US$ 500 for delegates from non- INFOFISH member countries and US$ 400 for *member countries.
• The fee covers coffee breaks, lunches, reception, conference kit and documentation.
• An additional US$ 150 will entitle an accompanying spouse to lunches and reception only.
*INFOFISH member countries are Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Iran, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka and Thailand.