September 2014- Cook Islands FIP Update & Progress

September 2014

To date activities have included:

  1.  Adoption of company policy to ban shark retention and targeting Luen Thai Fishing Ventures
  2. Continuous participation in industry alignment group to push for changes at WCPFC level
  3. Sending joint letter to WCPFC Scientific Commission requesting for improved reference points and their formal adoption and implementaton
  4. Capacity Building Workshop- Training of Ministry of Marine Resource new staff to be based in landing port in Pago-Pago (Am. Samoa). The training touched upon the following topics: