2 Jul 2015

11th Fisheries Ministerial concludes in Tuvalu

7:52 am on 2 July 2015

The Ministers for Fisheries from across the Pacific have concluded their two day summit in Tuvalu's capital where they looked at the future management of regional fisheries.

A school of yellow fin tuna encircled by a net

Yellowfin tuna inside a purse seine net Photo: Supplied / SPC

The Funafuti meeting was the Forum Fisheries Agency's 11th Fisheries Ministerial.

Ministers and fisheries officials heard and discussed a recent review of the Future of Fisheries Report launched by the FFA and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community in April 2010.

Discussions on sustainability, increasing fisheries value, industry development, employment and food security are reportedly helping to forge a roadmap for Pacific Leaders on the Future of Fisheries.