Regional Archive March 2022

Australian Navy Ship HMAS Melville conducting surveillance in FSM Exclusive Economic Zone in support of Operation Rai Balang 2022.

Pacific Trials New High Tech Tools in Response to Illegal Fishing

Pacific Island Forum Fisheries is building on its high tech response to illegal and unreported fishing with new tools being trialed to complement its existing suite of monitoring, control and surveillance tools.
“The United States and our allies, partners and friends are taking action to hold Russia accountable."

Ambassador McKee Provides Update on US Sanctions Against Russia

As the world watches as the situation between Russia and Ukraine unfolds, the US has announced plans to cripple Russia’s financial sector.
Vanuatu's vaccination rates are low across the country, with around 48 per cent of eligible adults fully vaccinated.

Vanuatu Impose Lockdown After First COVID-19 Detected in the Community

Vanuatu's main island Efate, and its surrounding islands, are in lockdown after the country's first COVID-19 case was detected in the community.
“Women have long contributed to the growth of the sector in more traditional areas and we warmly thank these women for opening up the pathways for the future. Gender parity in fisheries will benefit us all.”

International Women’s Day: FFA Bolsters Support for Women in Fisheries

As the world marks International Women’s Day, the Pacific Island Forum Fisheries Agency announced today it is recruiting a specialist advisor to strengthen its capacity in gender and social inclusion. This is a new position within FFA and reports directly to the Director General.
"The challenges we face today as a global community are numerous and will not be overcome without peaceful dialogue."

PIFS Secretary General Statement on Russian Military Aggression

As Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIFs) nations, I condemn the disturbing display of the Russian Federation’s military aggression against the innocent people and independent state of Ukraine.