Forum Fisheries Agency Expresses Support Of Cook Islands Purse Seine Efforts
Not developing fisheries won’t lead to increased conservation of big eye tuna
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands (Cook Islands News, Sept. 21, 2016) – The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) is highly supportive of the Cook Islands endeavours to increase its participation in the tropical purse seine fishery, according to Deputy Director-General Wez Norris.
“We generally set a fairly high standard when we consider development proposals in terms of assessing those proposals against international legal obligations, sustainability qualifications, the capacity and institutional set up of the management agency and the nature of benefits that are likely to flow to the country,” he said. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.