The United States Multilateral Fisheries Treaty benefitted the United States and not Pacific island governments because the conditions for equity based on resource ownership and appropriate sharing were not considered in the treaty, writes Walter Diamana.
Lai Sakita proposes some long-term solutions to restoring forestry and fisheries on Tanna to help develop local production capacity and ensure long-term sustainability after cyclone Pam. Tanna island was one of the worst-hit areas in Vanuatu.
Next week the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission meets in Apia and is under pressure to rachet up regulations for tuna fishing on the high seas. Giff Johnson highlights how the PNA is putting distant fishing vessels on notice.