Nauru Agreement Fisheries
I said it is not directly related to the fishery, but they are members of the ANP as part of this new strategic plan, the issues that we are going to address. Honiara, 4 September 2020 – Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) member states are actively cooperating to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission through fishing measures, so that industry can continue to make a significant contribution to the Pacific island economy. Earlier this year, the Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Enele Sopoaga, spoke of the need to define his country`s borders by GPS positions and not by physical sites, in order to allow fishing to be possessed if the islands were to be lost due to rising sea levels. The essence of the EM is to install video cameras on fishing vessels – and to significantly improve transparency, data quality and decision-making regarding the operation of a specific fishery, in combination with machine learning and artificial intelligence, with the help of observers and data analysis on the boat. To emphasize the need for EM, it was pointed out during the symposium that 90% of the world`s fisheries do not have the basic data necessary to become sustainable, both ecologically and economically; Em helps provide the data needed to make these fisheries sustainable. In Australia, for example, EM showed a 25% increase in catches compared to dependent and independent reports. Mr. Alexis Maino, PNG`s Ambassador to the WSF, made further comments. “The challenges of monitoring and controlling our vast maritime areas are many…. Today, we welcome the move to a much more advanced phase of electronic surveillance systems, which we hope will promote elements of transparency for sustainable fisheries management. PNG welcomes the opportunity to cooperate at all levels with other Pacific Island States, including the contracting parties to the Nauru Agreement, to develop and implement electronic surveillance functions throughout the region. “I look forward to learning more about the most important topics. The WCPFC is a slow and often frustrating process, but we must work together as an ANP members to ensure that our valuable rights to manage and develop our fisheries are not compromised,” said Dr.