13-14 September, 2017
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The 6th INFOFISH Pacific Tuna Forum was convened at the Stanley Hotel in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea against the backdrop of high tuna prices, low catches globally and a concerted attack by a grouping of NGOs and academics on the MSC certification of the PNA’s free school skipjack.
ARGENTINA: The fishing authorities finally decided to open a sector for shrimp fishing in national waters, within the Permanent Hake Ban Zone, following the migration of the resource to the North.
The National Fisheries Coordination Office ordered the opening of a strip between the parallels 42° 30' to 43' South latitude and meridians 62° and 62° 30' west longitude.
SRI LANKA: The airline Emirates SkyCargo has reported an increase in exported fish volumes being transported from Sri Lanka to the European Union (EU) after a ban on the Asian country seafood export was lifted by Brussels last year.
The export of Sri Lankan fishery products to the European Union resumed in June 2016 after a ban was introduced in January 2015 because of a failure to comply with international rules and shortcomings in the introduction of control measures, Air Cargo News reported.
NEW ZEALAND: The Tuna Management Association of New Zealand (TMA) has become the latest Member of the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) in an attempt to improve management and recognition for responsible tuna fisheries.
Founded in 2001, TMA supports a fleet of owner-operated domestic vessels by providing up-to-date information on fishery management issues and ensuring that the fleet remains aware of and compliant with local safety and management system requirements.