Tuna Commission Welcomes Prominence of Fisheries at 38th Forum

Nuku?alofa, Tonga: Forum Leaders, meeting during the retreat at Vava?u, Tonga on the occasion of the 38th Pacific Islands Forum agreed last week to formally invite the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) to observe future meetings of the Forum. Mr Glenn Hurry, Chairman of the Commission, welcomed the invitation. Speaking from Canberra, he said ?taking into account the other major issues before leaders it is extremely encouraging that the Tongan Forum elevated fisheries to a level of prominence that is long overdue?. He expressed appreciation to Leaders and officials for the effort involved in securing this level of political recognition and hoped that it would lead to greater attention to the many priority issues that increasingly challenge the region?s fisheries management agencies. [...]

Tuna Commission welcomes prominence of fisheries at 38th Forum (19.78 KB)

News Item Updated 29 Jul, 2009
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