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POLYNESIAN COUNTRIES SEEK TO PROTECT AND MAXIMISE BENEFITS FROM FISHERIES THROUGH CLOSE COOPERATION

by anouk.ride last modified Nov 21, 2010

Senior representatives of the Fisheries Administrations of Cook Islands, New Zealand, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau and Tonga have just concluded a successful round of cooperation talks in Auckland, building on the signature of TeVakaMoana Arrangement (TVMA), in January. This release comes from the current Chair Mr Peter Graham, of the Cook Islands Ministry of Marine Resources.

Senior representatives of the Fisheries Administrations of Cook Islands, New Zealand, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau and Tonga have just concluded a successful round of cooperation talks in Auckland, building on the signature of TeVakaMoana Arrangement (TVMA), in January. 

This release comes from the current Chair Mr Peter Graham, of the Cook Islands Ministry of Marine Resources.

“TVMA has formalised existing cooperation and lays a foundation for improved collaboration in fisheries. A core focus of this work is securing and realising the sustainable benefits and interests that TeVakaMoana participants have, and aspire to have, in highly migratory fisheries, throughout the Pacific.

The meeting in Auckland provided an opportunity to discuss strategies, confirm a work programme and map out next steps, including in advance of this year’s Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meeting in Hawaii said Mr Graham.

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