Our Pacific oceans campaign is focused on ensuring sustainable and equitable fishing in the Pacific.
Fishing in the pacific is, quite simply put, unfair. Pacific island countries receive a paltry 5-6% of the value of the catch as access fees, from a sector that makes around $US 7 billion dollars annually.
The recent meetings of the technical scientific committees of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) revealed a very worrying picture of the Pacific’s tuna fishery. A fishery that our small island economies are dependent on. Not only is fishing inequitable; it is becoming grossly unsustainable!
The region's bigeye tuna is being overfished and is on the decline as industrial fishing both in the purse seine and longline sectors go on unr... Read more >