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FIA PNG members attending the 20th Western & Central Pacific Fisheries Commission meeting



A delegation from the Fishing Industry Association of Papua New Guinea is attending the 20th Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) held by The Cook Islands. They join the government delegation of Papua New Guinea

  • Jhun Pagalan Jr - Trans-Pacific Journey Fishing Corporation

  • Eduardo Esteban - Trans-Pacific Journey Fishing Corporation

  • Dale Sacay - Frabelle Group

  • Roy Gabinete - Frabelle Group

  • Marcel C Chiu - World Tuna Purse Seiner Organization

  • Marcelo Hidalgo - Fishing Industry Association of PNG


This five-day WCPFC meeting is so important for the future of the Pacific Communities and Countries that depend on Tuna Fishing, to maintain the Economic, Environmental, and Social Sustainability of our fisheries. Some of the item agendas are key for the responsible management of tuna stocks:


  • AGENDA ITEM 5. ADOPTION OF THE 2024 IUU VESSEL LIST

  • AGENDA ITEM 6. INTRODUCTION OF NEW PROPOSALS

  • AGENDA ITEM 7. IMPLEMENTATION OF ARTICLE 30 OF WCPFC CONVENTION AND CMM 2013-07 (SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OF DEVELOPING STATES) 7.1 Updated Strategic Investment Plan 7.2 Western Pacific East Asia – Improved Tuna Monitoring (WPEA- ITM) Project

  • AGENDA ITEM 8. STATUS OF STOCKS

  • AGENDA ITEM 9. INCORPORATING CLIMATE CHANGE CONSIDERATIONS INTO THE MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION OF WCPO FISHERIES AND ECOSYSTEMS

  • AGENDA ITEM 10. HARVEST STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT FOR SP ALBACORE, SKIPJACK, YELLOWFIN, BIGEYE, NP ALBACORE, AND PACIFIC BLUEFIN TUNAS

a. At-sea transshipment monitoring and management (consideration of revisions to CMM 2009-06 and activity codes including Scientific Data to be provided to the Commission)

b. Strengthening monitoring: observer coverage on LL fleets and development of electronic monitoring

c. WPEA-ITM Project


10.6 North Pacific Albacore

10.7 Pacific bluefin tuna


  • Recommendation on revised CMM 2021-02

  • Recommendation on revised PBF Harvest Strategy (HS 2021-01)    

  • Update on the Development of the Catch Documentation Scheme

We intend to be a voice in the PNG delegation and demonstrate with our Responsible Sourcing Policy Initiative (FIA PNG RSP) how our fleet implements and complies with the WCPFC CMM. It is a journey of continuous improvement and we wish to come back home with good news for future generations.





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