MissionObjectivesThe main objective of the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) is "to enable Member Countries to manage, conserve and use the tuna resources in their Exclusive Economic Zones and beyond, through enhancing national capacity and strengthening regional solidarity". FunctionsThe main functions of the FFA are to:
FFA area of competence - High seas, National watersSpecies and stocks coverageTuna and tuna-like species. Legal frameworkEstablished by the South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency Convention, signed in Honiara, Solomon Islands, on 10 July 1979. The Convention entered into force on 9 August 1979.
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ftp://ftp.fao.org/FI/DOCUMENT/RFB/ffa/FFA_Convention.pdf LanguagesEnglish. Organizations involved
Member: Australia, Cook Islands, Republic of Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Fed.States of Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.StructurePrincipal bodyThe Forum Fisheries Committee (FFC) is the governing body. The FFC provides leadership, policy guidance and direction for the FFA and supervises the work of the Secretariat. The FFC operates in a consultative manner, making decisions wherever possible by consensus. The FFC holds a regular session at least once every year. A special session is held at any time at the request of at least four parties. SecretariatThe Secretariat is organized into six divisions, led by an executive management unit headed by the Director.
The Secretariat participates in the Regional Fishery Bodies Secretariat Network (RSN). Activities and meetingsThe FFA focuses its work on:
Information on meeting and event schedules can be found at http://www.ffa.int/calendar Publications Publications are available on the FFA Web site.