Pacific Tuna Industry Efforts and Possible Role in Combatting IUU fishing

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Pacific Tuna Industry Efforts and Possible Role in Combatting IUU fishing

  1. 1. Coral Triangle Fishers Forum IIIllegal, Unreported, Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Traceability for Fishing Communities and Industry Pacific Tuna Industry Efforts and possible role in Combatting IUU Lami Bay, Suva Fiji 18th – 20th June 2012
  2. 2. Introduction Association of National Associations Forum Fisheries Countries (NZ,Aust) Protect and Promote commercial interest Organise Pacific Industry to play a sustainable role Incorporated in 2005 in FSM Governed by a Board
  3. 3. Role of PITIA inCombatting IUUCommunication to the ground Building awareness on obligations under regional and international instruments Injecting industry realities to policy making Enhancing compliance by creating cost efficiency
  4. 4. Role of industry incombatting IUU Introduction of ‘Industry at sea monitoring’ Reiterating importance of market place control (CDS) Agreed by FFC
  5. 5. Some Facts emphasised: No one benefits more from protecting the value of the fishery than the legitimate fisherman No one cares more about protecting this region from IUU than the Pacific domestic industry who has nowhere else to go In an ideal world – the fundamental role of the industry in combatting IUU would be voluntary compliance

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