30 Oct 2014

EU helps fund Pacific fisheries body

4:25 pm on 30 October 2014

The European Union is to provide an additional 820,000 US dollars to assist the work of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission.

The Commission is the body in charge of the long-term conservation and sustainable use of migratory fish stocks in the Pacific.

The EU Ambassador for the Pacific, Andrew Jacobs, says they're delighted to see additional funds coming to the fisheries sector in the Pacific.

He says despite the small presence of EU fishing vessels in the Pacific, the EU is one of the world's biggest markets for fish, seafood and aquaculture products.

Mr Jacobs says they're committed to consistently promoting sustainable and responsible fisheries in the region, and ensure that the fish traded into the EU are coming from healthy and well-managed fisheries sources.