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FFA Director General, Dr. Manu Tupou-Roosen.

First Ever Fisheries Policy Dialogue Between the EU and Pacific

For the first time in the Pacific region, a policy dialogue between the seventeen (17) Forum Fishery Agency (FFA) Members and the European Union (EU) to discuss issues and challenges relating to the sustainable management of marine resources commenced in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia on Friday.
Two men pile tubers in a yam house. Years of drought have left them tragically empty.

Yam Houses of the Trobriand Islands: Prestige, Magic and Drought

ACROSS KIRIWINA, DENSE RAINFOREST GIVES way to wide, open clearings studded with ornate wooden houses. Arranged in concentric rings, the innermost structures tend to be taller, brighter, and palpably more important, with carefully-stacked logs bearing intricate designs painted in red, white, and black.
NZ Deputy Prime Minister Impressed with FFA

NZ Deputy Prime Minister Impressed with FFA

The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) welcomed a high level delegation led by the New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister, Rt. Honourable Winston Peters, on Wednesday 5 June as part of their visit to Solomon Islands.
“The timing of the visit will enable the delegation to reaffirm our commitment to building deeper relationships in the Pacific that enable open and frank dialogue with our partners,” Mr Peters said.

New Zealand Plans Pacific Mission to Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will lead a New Zealand delegation to Solomon Islands and Vanuatu next week, between 4 and 8 June, for the 2019 Pacific Mission.
Erin Elizabeth McKee the new US Ambassador to PNG, the Solomon Islands and the Republic of Vanuatu.

New US Envoy to PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, announced his intent to nominate Erin Elizabeth McKee of California to be Ambassador to PNG, the Solomon Islands and the Republic of Vanuatu.