Commercial Fishing in the
Longline for both sashimi grade tuna, frozen tuna
and cannery grade tuna. Also Reef Fish, Pearl Shell, Giant Clam,
Trochus, Sea Cucumber, Aquarium fish.
Forum Fisheries Agency
- The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) is based in
Honiara, Solomon Islands and comprises 17 member governments. It was
established in August 1979 to help countries manage their fishery
resources that fall within their 200 mile exclusive economic zones.
The founding document of the Agency is the South Pacific Forum
Fisheries Agency Convention.
Western and Central
Pacific Fisheries Commission - Commission for the
Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in
the Western and Central Pacific Ocean
Fishery and Aquaculture Country Profile for Cook Islands
- aquatic species caught by country or area, by species items, by
FAO major fishing areas, and year, for all commercial, industrial,
recreational and subsistence purposes. The harvest from mariculture,
aquaculture and other kinds of fish farming is also included.
Pacific Islands Tuna
Industry Association - With its membership covering 14
Pacific Island countries and several national industry associations,
the Pacific Islands Tuna Industry Association (PITIA) provides
information and services to its members to encourage information and
engagement of industry in key policy decisions affecting their
businesses. Specific objectives of PITIA, as laid out in the
Founding Agreement of 2004, include: Provide a united voice for the
Forum Island Countries’ domestic tuna fishing and associated
industries. Facilitate and encourage the promotion of the
economically and biologically sustainable use of tuna and
tuna-related resources by Forum Island Countries’ domestic tuna
fishing and associated industries in the region. Undertake,
co-ordinate and promote liaison and negotiations with national,
regional and international bodies and other entities having an
interest in or an effect on the fishing or associated industries of
the Forum Island Countries.
American Tropical Tuna Commission: The IATTC, established by
international convention in 1950, is responsible for the
conservation and management of fisheries for tunas and other species
taken by tuna-fishing vessels in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
Health Index Cook Islands - The Ocean Health Index is a valuable tool for the
ongoing assessment of ocean health. By providing a means to advance
comprehensive ocean policy and compare future progress, the Index
can inform decisions about how to use or protect marine ecosystems.
The Index is a collaborative effort, made possible through
contributions from more than 65 scientists/ocean experts and
partnerships between organizations including the National Center for
Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Sea Around Us, Conservation
International, National Geographic, and the New England Aquarium.
Information for Cook Islands