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49th Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru Media Update

49th Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru Media Update - Fisheries

31st August 2018

The Pacific Islands News Association/Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Pre-Forum Media Workshop continued in Nauru this morning with a briefing on Pacific fisheries.

Deputy Director General Matt Hooper and Executive Officer Tevita Tupou of the Forum Fisheries Agency brought the new Tuna Fishery Report Card for 2018. The Report Card provides high level advice on the current status of Pacific tuna fisheries in relation to the goals, indicators and strategies adopted by Forum Leaders in the Regional Roadmap for Sustainable Pacific Fisheries.

They also presented a fact sheet on the Pacific Maritime Security Program, a 30 year commitment to regional maritime security by the Australian Government that includes the PMSP-FFA Aerial Surveillance Programme.

Copies of the presentation and supporting information are attached for your reference in the text links of this email. Video is of the session is available via our website.

A reminder of the schedule for the upcoming 49th Pacific Islands Forum.


8:00am Flag Raising

9:00am Smaller Island States Leaders Meeting

1:30pm Pacific ACP Leaders Meeting

7:00pm Official Opening Ceremony of the 49th Pacific Islands Forum


9:00am Forum Dialogue Partners Session

11:00am Associate Member & Observers Dialogue Session
1:30pm Civil Society Dialogue Session with Forum Leaders

3:30pm Private Sector Dialogue Session with Forum Leaders


9:30am Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Retreat

5:00pm Official Closing ceremony of the 49th Pacific Islands Forum

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