New Caledonia, an Example of Sustainable Fishing in the Pacific
Last week, the government of New Caledonia hosted the 12th meeting of the South Pacific Group, which brings together the member states of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), for discussions focused on the issue of sustainable albacore tuna fishing in Pacific waters.
Longline tuna fishing is a major issue for New Caledonia, where tuna accounts for 66% of catches. New Caledonia is considered an example of sustainable fishing in its maritime area. Its sixteen longliners are certified as “responsible fishing”.
A project for the shared management of this resource by the coastal states, whose EEZs constitute the essential habitat, is currently being developed.