Commercial Fishing in Fiji
- Longline for both sashimi grade tuna, frozen tuna
and cannery grade tuna, Deepwater Snapper, Aquarium, Trochus,
Aquaculture, Sea Cucumber
Department of Fisheries - With this the department of
Fisheries is responsible for the formulation and implementation of
policies that promote best practice (equating conservation and
utilization), that will ensure a prosperous and enhanced Fisheries
sector. The department drives this through coordination,
consultation and in partnership with resource owners, communities,
private sector, government agencies, Non-Governmental Organisations,
Regional and International Agencies.
Information on Fisheries
Sectors - Aquaculture, Offshore Fisheries and Inshore Fisheries.
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.
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.
The School of Marine Studies (SMS) assists island countries
understand, develop and sustainably use their marine resources. SMS
offers a wide range of interesting courses which focuses on the
coastal and marine resources of the Pacific Islands and their
management. Marine resources have always been essential for the
Pacific Islanders. Marine Studies are a priority in the University.
University of the South Pacific - Institute of Marine
Resources (IMR) - In marine resources, IMR will be seeking to
strengthen and expand communication and partnership with all CROP
agencies involved in marine and fisheries resource management and
development, including the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), the
Secretariat of the Pacific Community, the Secretariat of the Pacific
Environmental Programme (SPREP), the Pacific Islands Forum
Secretariat (PIFS) and the Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP).
In addition IMR will work and partner with industry, government
agencies, NGOs and other research and education organisations in the
region, involved in marine resources and their sustainable
management and development.
The University of the
South Pacific services 12 island countries, made up of
thousands of scattered islands, spread over around 40 million square
kilometers of the Pacific Ocean. The total area of their Exclusive
Economic Zones (EEZ) is approximately 13.4 million square
Health Index Fiji 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 Fiji